As an adult living independently with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Joe Akmakjian had to learn to cook for himself with the help of others. “Cooking through the hands of someone else is a talent,” he says.
Do you ever find yourself saying, almost by default, “I’m tired” when someone asks you how you are doing? Jennifer Massey has more reason than most to respond that way. As a manifesting carrier of DMD, she is often fatigued. But she wants to be more mindful of how she talks about her health.
Looking back, neither one of us went to camp expecting to meet the person we’d one day marry. … I can’t imagine my life without Zach. We can’t imagine our lives without our camp family or MDA Summer Camp.
For Ava Illingsowrth there are no barriers. There are no obstacles. For her, challenges are just opportunities to defy limits. Ava is a runner with the MDA’s Team Momentum, MDA’s endurance training team that helps people train for half or full marathons while supporting kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy. Ava herself is one . . .