Goodwill Ambassador

Maryland boy to represent MDA

posted on February 1, 2002 - 12:02pm
He's a best-selling author ... he regularly swaps e-mails with Oprah Winfrey ... and President Jimmy Carter calls him "one of my best friends." He's also a huge fan of songwriter "Weird Al" Yankovic, loves to play video games, and has an impressive rock collection. Such is the amazing world of Matthew J.T. Stepanek, the MDA 2002 National...
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.