Miranda Jackson’s first signs of muscle weakness came in first grade. A bright youngster with an engaging smile, she struggled not only with lack of coordination from myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD), but also with pain from a form of juvenile arthritis and depression from bipolar disorder.
Kids with neuromuscular diseases dream about it year-round. Some say it’s better than Christmas. Some say it’s changed their lives. Almost all agree it’s the best week of the year.
It’s MDA summer camp — celebrating its 50th year this summer.
Each year, MDA sends more than 4,000 youngsters with neuromuscular diseases to some 90 fun-filled, one-week camp sessions at some 80 locations nationwide....