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Brentwood, Tenn. (Sept. 6, 2018) – Numotion has partnered with the Sing Me a Story Foundation to help share unique stories of kids served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The MDA has a deep commitment to transform the lives of adults, children and families affected by neuromuscular diseases (muscular dystrophy, ALS and other related diseases). Sing Me a Story, a non-profit organization based in Nashville, Tenn., combines the imaginations of children with the talents of songwriters to create wonderful stories and songs.
 
Numotion customer and MDA Ambassador, Carlee Beam, recently met with the Sing Me a Story team to write and illustrate her own story about her family and her journey living with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Carlee’s personal story was put to music by singer/songwriter, Rachael Davis, and is called One Strong Little Ma’am. The making of Carlee’s video was documented by Sing Me a Story and shows the process from Carlee’s story idea to the final song reveal.
 
“This is an opportunity to bring together the missions of three organizations in a truly unique and positive way,” said Bret Barczak, Chief Marketing Officer at Numotion. “Allowing kids to be kids by using their creativity, and then having a professional songwriter turn their message into a song that conveys the heart and spirit of these awesome kids was something that we saw as a great opportunity to get involved with and help promote.”
 
Using this concept, Sing Me a Story creates jukebox campaigns for each song shared on their website in an effort to raise money for partnering organizations and Sing Me a Story. All donations from Carlee’s song will go to MDA and Sing Me a Story, and donors will receive an MP3 file of the song. 
 
"We believe the greatest gift is the gift of giving,” said Austin Atteberry, Executive Director and co-founder of the Sing Me a Story Foundation. “It is our goal to give the children we serve an opportunity to give the one thing they all have regardless of circumstance, their imaginations, and to bring those imaginations to the world through music. Thank you to Numotion and the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the opportunity to do that."
 
Numotion’s ongoing partnership with MDA has helped to foster this new relationship with Sing Me a Story to showcase some of the amazing children living with various forms of neuromuscular diseases.
 
“MDA is proud to partner with these organizations to showcase the creativity and inspiring stories of some of the phenomenal kids we are proud to serve,” said Amanda Spiehler, National Director of Partnerships at MDA. “Carlee’s song is not only about living with spinal muscular atrophy, but it’s about her journey and her family and this is just one example of the powerful stories our families have to share with the world.”
 
To watch the video on the making and reveal of Carlee’s song, and to listen to other songs based on the imaginations and lives of kids served by MDA, click here.


About Numotion
Numotion is the nation’s leading provider of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), improving the lives of people with disabilities by enabling them to actively participate in everyday life. CRT is medically necessary, individually configured mobility products and services, including manual and power wheelchairs, designed to meet the unique medical and functional needs of individuals with significant disabilities and medical conditions to provide them with greater independence. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Numotion has more than 140 locations across the country and serves more than 250,000 people. For more information, visit www.numotion.com.
 
About the Sing Me a Story Foundation
The Sing Me a Story Foundation is a program that combines the imaginations of children with the talents of songwriters to create stories and songs that bring joy to all those involved.  The organization works with organizations serving children in need – including those with muscular dystrophy – to turn children’s stories into songs created by professional songwriters.  To learn more – and hear songs created as part of this process – visit the www.SingMeAStory.org. Follow @SingMeAStory on social media.
 
About MDA
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence, and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one, and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America. Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.