Lauren Becvar, Age 17
Home and Family
Lauren lives with her parents and 15 year old brother.
Lauren is living with Myasthenia gravis (MG), which is an autoimmune disease — a disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues. In MG, that attack interrupts the connection between nerve and muscle.
Lauren’s favorite subjects in school are English, Theater, and Psychology.
Lauren is an actress and model and loves to prove that just because you have muscular dystrophy it does not have to stop you from living your dreams! She also loves to paint, do make-up, and anything to do with animals.
Since being diagnosed, Lauren has become a passionate advocate for MDA. She attends many Shamrock and Mobile kick-off events, speaking to store employees to inspire them to raise money for MDA. She has also become very involved with the MDA Muscle Walk and last year sang the National Anthem at the start of the walk. Last year Lauren attended MDA Summer Camp for the first time. As she says, “The minute I unpacked my bags in the cabin, I was free.” She describes the experience as life-changing and can’t wait to go back this year!