Catching up with past MDA National Personal Achievement Award recipients
Michael Wasser, 2005 33, Becker muscular dystrophy
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'
“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
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
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."
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."