48.6 Miles to find a Cure for Duchenne

by Emanuel Acosta




Hello everyone,

I wanted to share some exciting news with you all. My name is Emanuel, and I am thrilled to be a part of an incredible charity called JAR of Hope, along with the amazing Team Jamesy. Together, we are on a mission to make a difference in the lives of children affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

In January 2024, we will be participating in the renowned Dopey Challenge in Orlando, covering a staggering distance of 48.6 miles. Our goal is to raise funds that will contribute towards finding a cure for this devastating disease.

As I embark on this journey, I kindly ask for your support. Even the smallest donations can make a significant impact when combined. Rest assured, every penny donated will directly benefit the charity.

Please help us spread the word about this exceptional cause by using the hashtags #savethefirstchild and #jarofhope on Instagram. Your support and involvement will go a long way in transforming the lives of these children.

Thank you all for your generosity and encouragement. Together, let's work towards a brighter future for these brave young souls.

With heartfelt gratitude,



¡Hola a todos!

Les tengo una noticia emocionante. Soy Emanuel y formo parte de la increíble organización benéfica JAR of Hope y el equipo Jamesy. Nuestra misión es marcar la diferencia en la vida de los niños con Distrofia Muscular de Duchenne.

En enero de 2024, participaremos en el Desafío Dopey en Orlando, recorriendo 48.6 millas para recaudar fondos y encontrar una cura para esta enfermedad devastadora.

Les pido su apoyo. Cada donación, por pequeña que sea, tiene un impacto significativo. Todo el dinero donado irá directamente a la organización benéfica.

Ayúdennos a difundir la causa usando los hashtags #savethefirstchild y #jarofhope en Instagram. Su apoyo transformará vidas.

Gracias por su generosidad y aliento. Juntos, creemos un futuro mejor para estos valientes niños.

Con gratitud,


JAR of Hope is running its 7th consecutive runDisney Marathon Weekend. We are running this event bc Jamesy and 11 other boys are going to be in a clinical trial at the University of Florida. Yes, this is going to be the first of its kind Stem Cell Clinical Trial to see if we can improve the quality of life. We want to make a HUEG IMPACT in this disease. No child has ever survived Duchenne. Its been 200 years and we need to change that! Thanks to everyone on this team this year we are going to do just that! 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining this team and giving me the opportunity to help save my son's life and other people alike. 


Warmest regards, 

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