“My live unlimited moment is to make family a top priority. Never hustle so much to make a living that you forget to make a life,” Mario Lopez, television host and actor. From June 20 to July 31, a generous partner will give $1 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for every #LiveUnlimited moment shared. Create your . . .
A passionate ATV rider and supportive big brother, 14-year old Devin Argall is defying the odds at every turn. The Wisconsin State Goodwill Ambassador was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) at the age of two, and doctors told him he would likely need a wheelchair by 10 years old. Today, Devin continues to walk . . .
As night fell on Florida’s Jupiter Lighthouse, someone turned on the lights. But on that evening in August, the light wasn’t meant to guide ships to safe harbor or warn of dangerous reefs. Instead, the lighthouse was glowing lime green to raise awareness of muscular dystrophy. It was an emotional moment after a hard-fought battle . . .
In an auditorium in Bearden, Arkansas, Doug Haynes was sitting in his wheelchair by the stage, dressed in his graduation robes. The high school senior had waited for this moment for four years. His physical therapist stood in front of him, pushing away the chair’s footrests and grasping the gait belt around Doug’s waist. Sensing . . .
Avery Friedmann was strung into a climbing harness, on top of a 30-foot hunk of rock in the middle of Estes Park, Colorado — and she was upside down. She was also laughing. “So, here I am, hooked up to this giant rock and I’m looking straight down at the ground,” she says of the . . .
On your marks, get set – live unlimited! As MDA’s Live Unlimited summer campaign approaches its finish line, we want you at the starting line of Live Unlimited Run Day on July 30 to celebrate our collective movement forward – and to run or walk for kids and adults with muscular dystrophy. Joining is easy. Sign up . . .
Brendan Chambers had just crossed the finish line at the 2013 Providence, Rhode Island marathon, when he spotted the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s tent. The two pretty girls manning the table had caught his eye, but it wasn’t only that. His uncle, Luke, had just died from Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS. Standing at the tent, Brendan . . .
The Lybrand family motto is “finish strong,” which, for them, means never giving up and always turning can’ts into cans. It’s no wonder, then, that the youngest Lybrand, 6-year-old Ethan, is a living embodiment of the Live Unlimited spirit. Just three days before his second birthday, Ethan was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Although the deadly disease will gradually . . .
We’re halfway through the summer of Living Unlimited, and so far, you’ve shared nearly 2,000 images showing us—and the world—how you defy daily challenges to live life to its fullest each day, whether you live or love someone with a muscle-debilitating disease or face other limits, both perceived and real, that make some things seem . . .
Jimmy Valdes had a lot of things going for him: a good job, family and friends who loved and cared for him, and an optimistic outlook on life. But he had his challenges, too. Diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was 4 years old, Jimmy says he thought that one milestone in many people’s . . .