2023 Jackson Mooney Patient Grant Winner Announced

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August 2023

DMRF Canada is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 Jackson Mooney Patient Grant for Dystonia (JMPG). This annual grant, established by Jackson and Jefferson Mooney, aims to provide financial assistance of up to $5,000.00 for Canadian residents living with dystonia in financial need and committed to enhancing their current situation through furthering their education.

This year, we are pleased to support a very worthy candidate:

Amanda Loewen 

Amanda Loewen, a grade 12 student in Windsor, Ontario, was diagnosed with Generalized Dystonia and Dystonic Cerebral Palsy. Her passion lies in the advertising aspect of presenting ideas and thoughts, and she aspires to manage social media accounts as part of a future business endeavor.

Following her high school graduation, Amanda aims to pursue a degree in Marketing, Communication, and Advertising. “I plan on contributing to my community in the future by graduating with a degree, working hard in my career, and helping the community of people with disabilities reach their full potential, like this grant will provide for me.”

Apart from her academic pursuits, Amanda is very active in exploring new activities and continuously seeks to create a positive impact on society, despite the challenges posed by her diagnosis.  

“I’m so excited that the committee selected me as the recipient of this grant! When I came across this grant, I was excited because I never knew that a grant for people like me existed. This grant will help me be independent while attending university despite my physical limitations. I am looking forward to this new adventure, and this grant will help me in the best way possible!”

DMRF Canada is grateful to Jefferson and Jackson Mooney and the JMPG Committee for their dedication to supporting this initiative. We also wish to thank those of you in the community who continue to support our mission. Thanks to your support, we can offer this support to the community and encourage everyone in our network to pursue their best life with dystonia.



Last update: Aug 2023