Fellow schoolmates show strength for one of their own

Fourth grader Amadeo Andrade (center) at Negley Elementary may be dealing with Muscular Dystrophy – a group of inherited disorders that involve muscle weakness and loss of muscle tissue – but his fellow Navigators are not letting him deal with it alone. What’s being called “Amadeo’s Army” consists of his many friends, teachers and neighbors who offer support for Amadeo and his family. His mom, Negley teacher Elizabeth Andrade, the school and neighborhood are involved in raising funds for the upcoming MDA Muscle Walk in Austin this weekend. T-shirts designed by the campus PEIMS Clerk Laurie Collins are being sold to help raise money. Contributions are also being accepted through the Negley Facebook page. The Negley Elementary Student Council, sponsored by April Starnes and April George, is responsible for the fund-raising campaign, which at last report had reached $2,600 of its originally targeted $7,000. Visit https://www.facebook.com/NegleyElementarySchool to learn more and donate online to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). (Courtesy Photo)

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