May 1, 2009

On April 29th, I was put in handcuffs, escorted out the front door, and taken to prison. Fortunately, the handcuffs were plastic, the arresting officer came in a Land Rover, and my prison consisted of a catered lunch at the Thornblade Country Club. The Muscular Dystrophy Association held their annual Lock-Up to raise money for their foundation, and I was nominated to participate in this year’s fundraiser.

May 1, 2009

On April 29th, I was put in handcuffs, escorted out the front door, and taken to prison. Fortunately, the handcuffs were plastic, the arresting officer came in a Land Rover, and my prison consisted of a catered lunch at the Thornblade Country Club. The Muscular Dystrophy Association held their annual Lock-Up to raise money for their foundation, and I was nominated to participate in this year’s fundraiser.

During the few weeks before my lock up, I raised as much money as possible to try and bail myself out of jail. On the day of my arrest, an officer came and took me to Thornblade, where we had lunch waiting and where we were supposed to call friends and family for any last minute donations. They also took a picture of me behind bars, and I took some myself of the experience. Thanks to everyone who donated, I was able to raise $520! With that money, the MDA will be able to assist one patient with wheelchair repairs for an entire year. I greatly appreciate the Eastern family, along with my own family, for coming together to help me raise money for such a great cause.

Plus, the afternoon ended on a pretty good note. I was able to ride back to work in a white, stretch limo. Not bad for my first lock up!

Brandy Johnson
Greenville, SC