Quest Vol. 20, No. 4

October 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

Cover Story

Two-hour show on ABC carries messages of hope and urgency to a broad audience, as the MDA telethon completes its 48th Labor Day weekend broadcast

Although it was broadcast as usual on Labor Day weekend, the 48th annual telethon was anything but usual. For the first time in its history, the show was carried exclusively by one national network — ABC — a move that resulted in the best viewership in decades and was double last year’s show.


A family caregiver struggles to accept what is — and what will never be no matter how hard she wills it
Advocacy is needed to pass amendments to this landmark bill that will expand muscular dystrophy research and health care efforts
To celebrate our 20th anniversary, MDA’s Quest magazine is highlighting 'oldies but goodies' that cover a number of topics


Research Updates

Quest Extra

Two couples affected by Becker muscular dystrophy discuss the challenges and joys of making a relationship work when one partner has a chronic disease
Growing up, Morrow, who has spinal muscular atrophy, had to fight to get people to listen to him; now they pay thousands of dollars for the privilege