Welcome to Dirkus' donation page!

I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS in June of 2018.  Since then, I've been blessed to meet, talk with, and be inspired by others who have been where I am right now.  One of the people I met is going through the Tisch MS Research Center's Stem Cell Phase 2 trial, and after reading of the success that Phase 1 had, I felt compelled to get involved.  The Research being done at Tisch could be a major game-changer for someone who is afflicted with MS or any demylieniating disease.

I will be running in the Monumental Half Marathon in Indianapolis, IN on November 9th.  Fatigue can sometimes be an issue for me, so while it will definitely be a challenge, I'm excited for the opportunity to get out there and test my limits.  I'm also grateful to be raising funds for an organization whose goal is to not only find what causes MS in individuals, but also innovative and permanent solutions for those afflicted with the disease.

Any amount of donations are welcome, as is any advice or encouragement that you may have.

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My Supporters

  • Robert Hudkins December 2019 $50.00
  • Benton Community Foundation Inc From Tee it Up golf outing proceeds November 2019 $500.00
  • Zach E Pettet Good luck, Dirk! We are praying and pulling for you! October 2019 $150.00
  • John Berscheit Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Good luck on the run! Blessings, John & Denise October 2019 $50.00
  • Sunjay Agtey You got this. Excited to follow your training! October 2019
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  • Benton Community Foundation Inc From Tee it Up golf outing proceeds November 2019 $500.00
  • Anonymous Go Dirk! God Bless September 2019 $500.00
  • Anonymous Go get 'em and keep fighting, Dirk! We stand beside you always! Love. September 2019 $500.00
  • Brian Davenport You inspire us all. Amelia and Junior say hello. My parents’ squirrels say sorry. September 2019 $265.00
  • Brian Inniger That is a distance that should be driven. Great cause and way to make a difference. September 2019 $250.00
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