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.
Who would have guessed that Gabrielle Nicole Ford who during high school was considered an outcast, who hid away for six years, would one day be known around the world, thanks to a story on the Animal Planet television network?
Parents often struggle to find the right way to help their shy child with a neuromuscular disease
posted on August 1, 2002 - 4:59pm
James — a hypothetical boy — is 14 and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). James has always been a little reserved around strangers, but over the past several years — especially since he lost the ability to feed himself — he has become increasingly resistant about going out in public, to the point that his mother practically has to beg him to go to a movie.
He refuses to attend MDA summer camp...