colleen whitney nichols

After the fear subsided, my diagnosis gave me a healthy perspective on life

posted on October 30, 2014 - 9:12am
Upon hearing my diagnosis — type 1 myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD, or DM) — at the age of 20, I must admit, my world crumbled for a moment. I’ll never forget how the room seemed to shrink and spin, how the doctor’s voice morphed into white noise, and how visions of immobility caught my breath. 

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