Aubrey Olson

Minnesota Saints overcome obstacles to win their first PowerHockey Cup; most team members have a form of MD

posted on August 23, 2010 - 12:35pm
It didn’t look good for the Minnesota Saints. Playing against the tough Michigan Mustangs for the top prize in power wheelchair hockey, the Saints went up 4-2, only to see the score tied 4-4 with just five minutes to go. That’s when forward Chad Wilson, 21, of Chanhassen, Minn., went into overdrive. Wilson, who has Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), took less than two minutes to score two more...

Telethon 2007 promises a spectacular show

posted on September 1, 2007 - 10:09am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
"Back in Vegas!" was MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis' elated cry last year when the MDA Labor Day Telethon returned to its earlier broadcast site in the "Entertainment Capital of the World." Now, once again, the legendary show will reach out to millions of viewers around the world from the ballroom of the dazzling South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa.
posted on February 1, 1998 - 3:10pm
After half a year of tests, the Olsons suspected their younger two children had a neuromuscular disorder. Friedreich's seemed the most serious possibility, but it usually strikes people in their teens. The disease affects the peripheral nerves, causing weakness, loss of feeling, and coordination problems in the arms and legs. Eventually, it causes heart weakness.