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Community Members Participate in Annual MDA Lock Up

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Morgantown Airport Director Michael Clow (Left) Spent Time at MDA Lock Up Morgantown Airport Director Michael Clow (Left) Spent Time at MDA Lock Up
MORGANTOWN -

Time behind bars I much easier when time spent helps a good cause.

On Wednesday, more than 300 people spent their afternoon looking for bail money from friends and family.

The annual Muscular Dystrophy Association's Lock Up puts community members behind bars as they raise money for people like Paige Corob.

Corob, an 8-year-old girl has a smile sure to catch your attention. Like many her age, she likes school, summer camp and cheerleading. But every day Paige struggles with Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a genetic disease that causes her sensory nerves to fail.

"It's the little things we take for granted: snapping your pants, zipping zippers, (she) has a hard time sometimes tying her shoes, opening up her thermos for lunch. It's the little things we take for granted that she struggles with, with her motor skills," said Paige's mother Brandy Corob.

Prisoners in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Lock Up spend their day trying to raise $2,400 needed to make bail.

Life with MD is tough, and every day the organization helps families like Paige's.

"It's hard, it's very hard. She has it and my Husband has it, and I have a 12-year-old that doesn't have it," said Brandy Corob.

Q: "What gets you through all of these obvious tough times?"

"Family and MDA. The girls that we deal with, Terri and Michelle, they're great," said Corob.

"I'm not really sure why they wanted me locked up," said Karissa Skiba, a Lock Up participant. "They actually wouldn't state the name of the person who locked me up, they're under the witness protection program. But I thought it was a great cause, so I thought why not, absolutely, raise some money for a really great cause."

To help MDA continue working on its $30,000 Lock Up goal, contact them at 304-344-9807.