National Personal Achievement Award

posted on July 1, 2008 - 2:00pm
I’m 44 years old, and was officially diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) at age 19, so you might say this article is 25 years in the making! I can tell you with absolute certainty that over these 25 years I’ve learned that “we’re all in this together.”

Catching up with past MDA National Personal Achievement Award recipients

posted on November 1, 2007 - 11:12am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 6
Michael Wasser, 2005 33, Becker muscular dystrophy

Words of experience

posted on September 1, 2005 - 4:02pm
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 5
Plenty of people believe their lives are captivating enough to be page turners, but transforming their impressions into book material can be a harrowing tale. Although the prospect can be challenging, some people with neuromuscular diseases have pushed their experiences into publication. Writers who understand the stages of the process and the potential rewards have an advantage.

MDA National Personal Achievement Award recipient credits success to ‘doing whatever is humanly possible'

posted on November 1, 2004 - 11:26am
“I’m an advocate every day of my life,” said Michael J. Wasser of Brooklyn, N.Y., a tax and real estate attorney with the New York City Law Department Office of the Corporation Counsel in the Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation Division. “With every property I close on, every meeting I attend, every court I appear in, my achievements and abilities as an attorney illustrate that persons with...

MDA's National Personal Achievement Award recipient spreads inspiration, motivation wherever he goes

posted on November 1, 2003 - 1:02pm
Have even a brief conversation with Nicholas A. Johnson and you're likely to come away feeling motivated, upbeat and even inspired. Nick Johnson, on the job, at BR+A Consulting And that's just the way he wants it.

Teacher receives MDA National Personal Achievement Award

posted on October 1, 2002 - 4:16pm
Amy Dunaway-Haney does not "persevere in the face of overwhelming odds." She is not "making the best of herself in spite of being dealt a lousy hand."
posted on October 1, 1999 - 5:00pm
For Marybeth Waltman, a positive attitude is what sees her through her day as a government employee, community volunteer and wife. "I don't let anything defeat me," says Waltman, of Rocky Hill, Conn. "I get up in the morning and I know what I have to do."