'If I have a voice, I’m going to use it' says Jonathan Porter, MDA’s Personal Achievement Award recipient for 2013

posted on October 1, 2012 - 9:05am
Jonathan Porter has a problem with the word limitation. “Sure, people with muscular dystrophy have limitations,” he says, “but hey, everyone has limitations — whether you’re in a wheelchair or you’re too short or too skinny — we all have limitations. I say, don’t look at what you have as a limitation, look at it as who you are and get on with your life.” It doesn’t take long to realize this...
posted on October 1, 2011 - 9:20am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 4
Although it’s been a month since the close of the 2011 Telethon, the glow still lingers. The brand-new, six-hour, prime-time event was a huge success, thanks to the dedication and hard work of thousands of MDA supporters across the country. The faster pace of the shorter show — and the caliber of celebrity talent it showcased — were a joy to watch. Our dedicated MDA sponsors were superb and the...

M.D. with MD Receives MDA Personal Achievement Award

posted on October 1, 2009 - 11:55am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
John Quinlan, of Lakeside Park, Ky., has two criteria for doing most things, says his wife, Laura Sams. “He asks, one, ‘Will it accomplish something?’ And two, ‘Will I have fun doing it?’ He does not allow himself to give less than full effort to anything.” Determination and drive have led Quinlan, director of the MDA Clinic at the University of Cincinnati (UC), to a great many accomplishments,...