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February 28, 2014

Help me make bail

Folks, I’m going to jail.

What’s my crime, you ask? Well, I befriended WWKI morning show co-host Lindsay Eckert who didn’t want to end up in the slammer alone, so she took me down with her.

OK. That might be a little dramatic. Stop freaking out now.

Lindsay 1 and Lindsey 2 (me) are going to be jailbirds – just not the kind you’re thinking of.

On April 1, I’ll be thrown in some pretend slammer and released only if I can make my bail, which is a $3,000 donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

It’s time for the MDA Lock-Up.

I’m new to this, so when the woman from the MDA offices in Fort Wayne called me, I panicked a little. She told me I was going to jail.

I was briefly reminded of a cruel prank a sheriff’s deputy once played on me when I was the crime reporter at the Logansport Pharos Tribune.

He told me I needed to turn myself in because there was a warrant out for my arrest. He mumbled something about an incident from my college days in Evansville.

“I’m innocent,” I was screaming in my head.

After he let me sweat it out for WAY TOO LONG, he told me he was just joking. Needless to say, I was not amused.

I thought the same thing was happening again last week. But the friendly voice on the other end quickly explained this was something different altogether.

This is a chance for me to help out children in our region affected by the neuromuscular disease. Some of the money raised will go directly to these kids to help them attend a special summer camp.

Bill Bousum’s brother has a grandson with congenital muscular dystrophy. The diagnosis definitely changed the boy’s life.

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