A new documentary recounts Rob Roozeboom’s struggles with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and his founding of Rise Ministries
In the documentary “Waiting to Rise,” Rob Roozeboom’s small son asks him, “Dad, why do you walk like that?”
“Because I have muscular dystrophy, son,” he answers.
The boy is unconvinced. “Penguins walk like that,” he observes, “but they don’t have muscular dystrophy.”
At this stage of his life, Roozeboom, 33, can laugh uproariously at that assessment. But as a boy himself, and later as a teen, his...
At the end of the 21½-hour marathon show at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, there were several very tired co-hosts and one very tired star, but all were wreathed in smiles.
Comic legend and MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis once again led the MDA Labor Day Telethon to a new record, raising $65,031,393 to beat last year’s total by $1.2 million. The Telethon star expressed humility and gratitude — but not surprise — at the American public’s generosity, especially in the face of economic uncertainty and the threat of Hurricane Gustav on the Gulf...