In Loving Memory of Muscle Champion, Marci Williamson
WILMINGTON, DE - MG Muscle Champion, Marica "Marci" Williamson lived her life full of joy and excitement! She focused her time, energy, and devotion to her three children who she loved dearly. Marci was well-known in her local area as one of the best hairdressers! In fact, despite the physical limitations presented by myasthenia gravis (MG), Marci still managed to persevere and style hair for her friends and family. She was talented, creative, and phenomenally artistic!
Marci was also a state champion bodybuilder. Marci was proud to win four trophies during a one-day competition! She won 1st place in the Bodybuilding Featherweight Division, 4th place in the Crowd Favorite Figure Competition, 1st place for the People's Choice, and Over-All Best Figure in her 2006 show!
Marci lived relentlessly; overcoming the symptoms of myasthenia gravis (MG). MG is a neuromuscular autoimmune disease that causes fluctuating muscle weakness, paralysis, and fatigue throughout the body. The disease may cause diplopia, dysphagia, dysarthria, weakness in the arms, legs, neck, face, and diaphragm muscles. A myasthenic may experience a "MG crisis". This occurs when one's diaphragm muscles become too weakened for the individual to breathe on their own. There is currently no cure for MG, only treatments that may help manage the symptoms.
In 2014, Marci contacted the MMF in efforts to begin her advocacy journey. Despite her personal fight against myasthenia gravis, she selflessly searched for new ways to further the Muscle Movement Fnd. mission statement to assist fellow affected families in need. For fifteen years she refused to give up. She was an active member at several MMF events, and closely stayed in contact with Muscle Movement Fnd. President, Rob DeMasi, discussing strategic plans for the MMF and their families in need. Several notable events were:
The Saint Mark's High School vs. Salesianum High School "Sack Muscle Disease" Alumni Football Game!
Marci made an appearance at the alumni game to inspire the MMF's partnered athletes to continue the fight against muscle disease. Selflessly, Marci stated,
The Smyrna High School Wrestling "Pin Muscle Disease" Match!
Today, we celebrate Marci's life. We remember her for her relentlessness, courage, and ability to dictate her happiness in life. We remember Marci for never allowing her obstacles to affect her happiness, motivation, or desire to be the best person and mother she could possibly be.
Marci is and always will be a true Muscle Movement Fnd. "Muscle Champion"!
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony of Padua on Tuesday, February 27th, at 11:30a.m.
Address: 901 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, DE 19805