Julie Jumisko

Anna JohnstonMy name is Julie Jumisko, and I’m Social Worker at the Regional Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am passionate about helping individuals with disabilities live their lives as independently as possible, in the way they would like to live it. My sister is Gus’ aunt, and that is how I first became involved with Hope for Gus. I started doing small annual fundraisers with 5K runs starting in 2012 because I want all boys who are facing Duchenne to have a chance at living!

I initially wanted to join the Everest to End Duchenne crew, but quickly dropped out due to my fear of heights. So when the Whitney trip was announced, I immediately jumped at the chance to take part in such a great opportunity to raise money and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Coincidentally, the day we summit Mt. Whitney, August 23rd, is the 10 year anniversary of when I moved to California, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the decade by bringing the hope of a cure to all who are affected by Duchenne’s. Thank you for your support!