poster child

Tom Mecke of San Antonio, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has spent five decades — and counting — following his dreams

posted on May 12, 2010 - 3:35pm
January 17 was a particularly special day for Tom Mecke. It was his 50th birthday, and he had beaten a pretty long set of odds to get there. Mecke, a San Antonio, Texas, resident all his life, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). He and his parents got the news that he has the disease when he was 6 years old. They also were told he’d probably die before he turned 20.

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