Jersey Shore Youth Hockey Team Support Jackson Boy On and Off the Ice
5-year-old Harry Smith of Jackson or "#55" is battling Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy. But, Josh Scheck and his hockey team Bantam Black have his back as they fight for him on and off the ice.
Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy or EDMD is a genetic, degenerative disease primarily affecting voluntary muscles. It is characterized by wasting and weakness of the muscles that make up the shoulders and upper arms and the calf muscles of the legs.
Josh Scheck and the Bantam Black hockey team who play at Jersey Shore Arena have decided to dedicate their season to Harry Smith, and raise money as a team for neuromuscular disease research through The Muscle Movement Foundation.
In a Facebook post by Josh's mother, she says that Harry Smith is "a true champion that embodies courage" and has "had a tremendous impact on their the entire team & their families."
I think it's awesome how these players are bringing teamwork full circle by supporting a friend and getting involved.
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