by Jessica Cervantez
If you've been watching KTRE, then you have seen the annual muscular dystrophy telethon.
Meteorologist Lee Ringer and Anchor Leslie Vincent hosted this year's telethon. The money helps in research to fight the disease.
Christopher Ward has muscular dystrophy, and his family is thankful for the telethon. They say they've benefited greatly.
Local advocates believe Katrina's aftermath, might have an affect on the telethon, but they know East Texans will reach deep into their pocket.