public education

posted on September 1, 2004 - 2:56pm
When I was 18, I informed my doctor I'd be attending college in the fall. Later, he asked to speak to my parents privately. He told them it was nice that I was going to college but, because I had Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), they shouldn't expect me to survive to graduate. Well, I finished college. I'm now almost 40 years old and working as a software engineer. Ironically, five years after...

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