QUEST Vol. 19, No. 1

January 1, 2012 - March 31, 2012

Cover Story

My mind, body and spirit become connected while dancing in my wheelchair

Sixteen years ago, I learned I have limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD).

My doctor explained that LGMD would take away my freedom to perform everyday functions such as walking, climbing, sitting, dancing and playing sports, and that it would eventually lead to extreme muscle wasting, daily pain and the need to use a wheelchair.

Features

'Shambassadors' inspire Shamrock programs to be the best they can be
Reaping the benefits of therapeutic riding and hippotherapy
Mainstream appliances are becoming more accessible every day
The pace of research can seem unreasonably slow; here are a few reasons why

Departments

In Focus

Research Updates

Quest Extra

An accessible fire extinguisher is still on the drawing board, but here are a few other ways to stay safe