Photo by Marti Moore/The Connection
Fairfax County firefighter Joel Kobersteen and a motorist show how a dollar bill stuffed into one boot can yield positive results for survivors of muscular dystrophy. High school senior Joshua Jurack — whose bright smile shines in the rearview mirror — looks forward to a cure within his lifetime. The 17-year-old has survived Duchenne muscular dystrophy since age 5. Labor Day weekend 2018 marks Jurack’s 10th consecutive campaign as Goodwill Ambassador for the annual Fairfax County Fill the Boot fundraiser. He made his rounds throughout the county Saturday, including this stop by Oakton Fire Station 34 at 10511 Rosehaven St. in Fairfax. Kobersteen, a master technician at Fire Station 40 in Fairfax Center, has coordinated this effort for 11 straight years and enjoys working with Jurack. His goal is to raise $575,000 for Reston-based nonprofit MDA Greater Washington, D.C.