Big Wow Mishawaka, Indiana

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00AM — 12:00PM

Jackie Maloney's walk for Wilson's Disease to honor Mike. If you can't attend, please consider a donation using the green button below.

We need your help more than ever. Scroll down to read why.

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Why do we do this?

Before his unexpected diagnosis, Mike Barnett (38) was your typical middle-aged man who supported his wife Sara, and their two children, Connor (10) and Carly (6). He owned his own business, played softball, and helped coach his children's baseball and softball teams. He was a terrific guy that would pitch in and help a friend move, or help an elderly neighbor. Unfortunately this young family was hit hard when Mike was diagnosed with Wilson's Disease on March 16, 2018. While Mike had unknowingly had this disease his entire life, the diagnosis did not come until he had memory loss, seizures, and cirrhosis of the liver. He has been hospitalized and bound to a nursing home since diagnosis and is currently being assessed for a liver transplant. Mike has been undergoing treatment and therapy, but continues to struggle with the effects of this disease.

The family was hard hit by this disease as Mike had always been the financial head of household. Currently awaiting disability, the family has struggled to navigate the healthcare system with expensive medications and long term 24 hour care requirements. We are walking for Mike for the Big Wow to help raise awareness of Wilson's Disease and to help build a support network for our area for those battling this life-long disease.


The Wilson Disease Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation designated by the IRS. All donations are tax deductible and are being used exclusively to fund the patient registry. Donations can be made on our website at or in the right hand column.

Event Location

Mishawaka Central Park
295 East Mishawaka Avenue
between Mishawaka Aee and St. Joseph's River meet at a pavilion in Central Park and the walk will be along the riverwalk.
Mishawaka, Indiana 46544
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