For many young adults with neuromuscular disease, the challenges and rewards of college offer a steppingstone to greater independence
“I was already signed up for Duke, and was wait-listed for Yale, but waiting for Harvard. When I opened the Harvard letter, I got the shock of my life, and that was it!” says 17-year-old Caroline Zheng on being accepted to her dream school, Harvard, where she’ll start classes in the fall.
Take a peek. It’s just around the corner … “the best week of the year!” Also known as MDA summer camp, children ages 6 to 17 who are registered with MDA can attend camp at no cost to their families. Nearly 80 accessible camp sessions across the country are supported by MDA, offering a wide variety of activities, which may include fishing, archery, horseback riding, adapted sports...
Through the eyes of young artists
In our print magazine, we didn't have room to feature the many wonderful examples of summer camp-related artwork from the MDA Art Collection. So we offer you this special Quest Extra slideshow, "Images of MDA Summer Camp," showcasing selected paintings, drawings, and pottery from a wide range of young artists from across the country.
Spring has sprung in varying degrees around the country, a sure sign that summer’s not far behind. For many kids with neuromuscular diseases, summer can only mean one thing: “The Best Week of the Year!” — also known as MDA summer camp.
Featured in this article: Three times is a charm for Ambassador Abbey * MDA's phone call routing system has changed * Famed neurologist receives top MDA honor * MDA summer camp is just around the corner
Abbey returns, part III
The delightful young lady who has served MDA so well as its National Goodwill Ambassador for two terms is returning to represent the Association again in 2010.
Letters to Quest: A former MDA summer camper shares her memories ** Readers respond to articles about exercise, public transit, travel problems, caring touch ** Selfless fire fighters help a Virginia man ** A reader asks about overusing hand muscles while playing video games, and MDA Medical Director Valerie Cwik responds.
MDA delivers ‘a piece of camp’ after summer camp cancellations