Paul thought muscular dystrophy meant putting his dreams on hold. Now he is living unlimited and saying “Watch me!”

Paul Robertson can tell you how falling down can change the course of your life, twice—for worse and for better. For many years, he experienced a series of trips and stumbles, small difficulties getting around and a propensity to catch his feet and toes. His sister Nicole, 11 years younger, had similar tendencies. Maybe they . . .

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Some some said she’d never have a family, a career or a full life. Lorraine Woodward said “Watch me!”

At the age of 2, Lorraine Woodward was diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), and doctors told her parents that she would not live past 16 years old. Now, at age 54, she has more than outlived those early predictions and made a successful life as a wife, mother, volunteer and entrepreneur. From an early age Lorraine . . .

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

Earlier this Spring, I had the honor of taking part in the 3rd annual Strength, Science and Stories of Inspiration event at the Harvard Science Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a patient with dysferlinopathy (a form of muscular dystrophy), I was heartened to see every seat in the 500-person auditorium filled to support the mission of finding . . .

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An Intimate Look at a Life with ALS: Photos of a Marriage, a Family and — of Course — Love

Editor’s note:  Ray Spooner, a certified nurse midwife, who has ushered thousands of babies into the world, was diagnosed with ALS just a few months after dousing himself in the Ice Bucket Challenge of Summer 2014. An avid cyclist and fitness enthusiast, Ray knew he had little time before his physical capabilities would be taken from him. Shortly . . .

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