Quest Vol. 20, No. 1

January 1, 2013 - March 31, 2013

Cover Story

Beth and Dan Gore have a most extraordinary family. Over the past dozen years, the Brandon, Fla., couple has adopted six children with disabilities, the youngest being Manny, a 3-year-old with congenital muscular dystrophy.

Meet Manny. He's one of six children with disabilities adopted by Beth and Dan Gore of Brandon, Fla. Three-year-old Manny — who has merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy and has been in and out of the hospital due to gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiac issues — is the subject of Beth’s fifth published children’s book, Mighty Manny.


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Research Updates

Quest Extra

Two long-distance pen pals with CMT finally meet after six years — and find that the differences and similarities in their symptoms enhances their friendship