pen pals

Two long-distance pen pals with CMT finally meet after six years — and find that the differences and similarities in their symptoms enhances their friendship

posted on January 7, 2013 - 9:12am
Nurtured by letter, by phone, by email, by text messaging, the deep-rooted friendship that has developed over six years between Linda and me is undeniable!
posted on October 1, 2012 - 9:00am
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 4
The ‘power’ of soccer
posted on July 1, 2012 - 3:00pm
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 3
FSH and scapular fusion
posted on April 9, 2012 - 12:00pm
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 2
Thankful for kindness I am a 28-year-old poet with spinal muscular atrophy. My symptoms began showing themselves before I ever was able to take a free step and kept me from ever doing so. Through my life I have remained very physically and mentally active, completing coursework toward a master’s degree in sports psychology while working with the Eastern Washington University men’s...

Bill Beall and Gail Ableman, who each have Friedreich's ataxia, live independently thanks to 'the kind of love that can overcome challenges'

posted on October 1, 2011 - 2:39pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 4
Sharing a life together in Spokane, Wash., Bill Beall Jr. and Gail Ableman — who each use power wheelchairs due to Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) — spend much of their time working out to maintain their independence. MDA’s Quest magazine and a love of exercise brought them together — and their love of each other makes possible their continued independence.