QUEST Vol. 19, No. 4

October 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

Cover Story

Entertainment, inspiration and information in an exciting new format

Kicked off with the electrifying song “This Is Love” by Grammy-winning artist, the all-new MDA SHOW of STRENGTH presented three hours of prime-time entertainment while raising awareness of MDA’s research and services missions, its sponsors and the people it serves. The show, which aired Sunday Sept. 2 and featured local segments produced by MDA’s “Love Network” stations, redefined the tradition of MDA’s Labor Day Telethon with a faster pace and performances targeted to engage show viewers in MDA’s cause.


Professional home care providers can reduce family caregiver burnout while providing individualized service and greater independence for loved ones
A database of clinical information can be a powerful tool for improving both quality of life and research
Longtime MDA grantee Michio Hirano, M.D., talks about the science of treating genetic disorders of energy production
'If I have a voice, I’m going to use it' says Jonathan Porter, MDA’s Personal Achievement Award recipient for 2013
Having a lift right where you need it can help caregivers and their loved ones avoid injury and feel more secure
We all want to look our best, even when grooming is a ‘monumental chore’


In Focus

Research Updates

Quest Extra

MDI offers disabled visitors to the Emerald Isle accessible and affordable transportation and lodging
Here’s yet another way technology lets the music come through
An interactive electronic system puts musical performance at just about anyone’s fingertips, regardless of disability