THE LIMB GIRDLE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY FOUNDATION
Welcome to The Speak Foundation (TSF). Founded in 2008, we are the first patient led organization for muscular dystrophy. You can also watch the video to the right of the Founder, Kathryn Bryant, as she shares about the original vision for TSF. This foundation began as a wish when Pantene sponsored the “Beautiful Wishes” campaign. Kathryn’s wish became reality to help children, teens, and adults with limb girdle muscular dystrophy and other rare forms of NMD. We are a nonprofit with a mission to be a voice for those without a voice.
Kat Bryant (pictured left) graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a B.A. degree in Psychology. She then went on to achieve a dual Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and in Christian Education at SWBTS. In 2008, Kat was awarded the national winner of Pantene's competition and The Speak Foundation was founded.
Jessica Evans (pictured right) graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Psychology. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Psychology at Immaculata University. In 2009, Jessica joined Kat Bryant to pursue a career at the Speak Foundation to help others find their purpose and discover hope in spite of a diagnosis of Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy.
We understand you may have complex medical questions about your diagnosis. We have opportunities for you to engage with experts to ask these questions in our educational webinars and in the ASK THE EXPERT section of the LGMD News Magazine.
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