Painting and teaching motivate MDA’s 2011 Personal Achievement Award recipient for Tennessee, who has dermatomyositis

posted on September 16, 2011 - 12:33pm
Jason Peck’s memory of his childhood has some missing images: running, jumping, swinging, and sliding into home. Although Peck, who received a dermatomyositis diagnosis at age 4, missed out on playing ball in the backyard with his buddies, he discovered early on that he had a talent his speedy friends didn’t — the ability to draw rather well. And he’s never looked back.
posted on October 1, 2010 - 10:47am
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 4
Featured in this article: Artist's reusable shopping bag helps MDA * Top honors for Maureen McGovern * Luke Christie encourages students to volunteer with MDA * Jeni Stepanek's book about Mattie now in paperback

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posted on September 1, 2007 - 11:22am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
In 2003, I met William Schnell. He was working for a medical transportation company in addition to being a massage therapist. We connected instantly and became close friends with a great ability to communicate. William became my massage therapist, and for three years we’ve worked together to develop some new techniques to enhance my breathing and circulation. Massage has helped me gain an overall...
posted on May 1, 2005 - 9:59am
Who: Where: Tucson, Ariz. DX: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, 20 years What: A former building maintenance worker, Castillo enjoys creating festive and fun piñatas for decoration or use at children’s birthday parties. He fills requests from friends and family members and sells them for $25 to $100, depending on complexity.