One year ago, if you would have asked me to say the words Duchenne muscular dystrophy, I couldn’t. It was too new, too fresh, too difficult of a reality to process. One year ago I fell to my knees crying and physically shaking with fear, anxiety and anger as I hung up the phone with . . .
Stacy Coleman wrote “The Big Heart Hero,” a short children’s story, to inspire her two young sons Hayden and Mason, who live with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), and others to find strength in every day moments and to never give up on what you want to become. Stacy, who also lives with CMT, and her family are active in the MDA community in Texas.
Bryant and Sarah Krieger’s son Fritz was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in February of this year. Less than a month later, their family, along with dozens of other supporters, were walking to bring strength to life at the Muscle Walk of Phoenix as part of Team Fritz & Friends. Here, on Fritz’s first birthday, Sarah allows us a glimpse inside her thoughts by sharing these emotional and moving entries from her journal.