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Connie Davis is 43 years old, has myasthenia gravis (MG) and lives in Kirkwood, N.Y. Evan Fries, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), is 24 and hails from Charlotte, N.C. And Samuel Kahn is 25; he has Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) and resides in San Diego, Calif.
Once MDA summer camp is over, photos help campers hang on to their good memories until the next session rolls around.
The MDA summer camp photo pages let campers and counselors post these special photos online, to share with camp friends everywhere.
As you’ll see, many camps are represented – but many are not, because no one has sent us photos yet. To post your camp photos on the site, mail or e-...
Not everyone understands by Holly Holmes
Teens in high school have no idea what goes into being in a wheelchair. I’ve heard them comment that they think it’s fun having people do things for you all the time — even if it’s not done exactly how you would like it.
At a recent MDA picnic in Shawnee Mission, Kan., Mary Millet looked around for her teenage son Patrick, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). She found him sitting away from the crowd, hanging out with a small group of teens.
The normalcy of this event — teens gathering to talk and laugh privately — struck a familiar chord in Millet’s heart. She knew that teens don’t want to hang out with...
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that governs special education for the nation’s 6.5 million students with disabilities was updated by Congress last year and will take effect in July.