Why I Walk: So that Miguel Can Walk, Too

  “November 1, 2011 was the day that everything changed for our family. We were sitting in room with no windows and seemingly no air to breathe and the news came like a bulldozer: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a muscle wasting disease with no cure that is 100% fatal. I couldn’t believe it. All I wanted to do . . .

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Why I Walk: For Community, Camp and Cures

  Editor’s note: The following is adapted from a letter Stephanie Hoover wrote to family and friends to ask them to support her in the Louisville Muscle Walk. We thought her characterization of the impact of her disease and her eloquent description of the community she has found within MDA were worth sharing. We hope you . . .

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Ohio Mom “Muscle Walks” Toward a Better Future for Her Boys

With both of her sons living with muscular dystrophy, MDA Muscle Walk is personal for Tammy Gregory. “I kind of blamed myself when they were first diagnosed,” Tammy says, explaining that she didn’t know she was a carrier of flawed genes that cause Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD). “I don’t blame myself now, but it’s hard . . .

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Passion in Action: Connecticut Teen Brings Enthusiasm to the Muscle Walk

Thirteen-year-old Dana Parrott has a live unlimited motto, which she faithfully follows. “I may have muscular dystrophy,” she says. “But muscular dystrophy don’t have me!” In so doing, Dana is showing the world that her limits don’t define her. To every doubter and every “you can’t do that,” she says, “watch me.” Diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) . . .

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Indiana Man ‘Muscle Walks’ for the Next Generation

Three-year-old Paxton is the tiny, grinning powerhouse that keeps his grandpa, Stuart Horton, going. His smile gets Stuart out of bed every morning and, even though it’s tough for the 53-year-old with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease to travel, it’s his grandson’s future that motivates Stuart to participate in MDA Muscle Walk this year. “It’s the simple things . . .

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