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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Genes play role in young man's hardship and success

     
    Shane Burcaw was dealt a difficult hand. The 19-year-old blogging sensation inherited the genes responsible for his debilitating disease, spinal muscular atrophy, type 2, one of the 43 neuromuscular diseases beneath the muscular dystrophy umbrella. The...
  • YouTube: Father shoots daughter's laptop -- and he'd do it again

     
    Father shoots daughter's laptop: Tommy Jordan shot his teenage daughter's laptop after she posted an update about him on Facebook -- and he videotaped himself doing it. That video went viral -- saying as much about us as it does about him....
  • Jerry Lewis to premiere 'Nutty Professor' musical in Nashville

     
    "The Nutty Professor" has been a lucrative property for Jerry Lewis. The original 1963 movie was a commercial hit, and so was its 1996 re-make starring Eddie Murphy. Lewis has been working on a stage musical version of the movie, which will have its world...
  • Young people: What to make of the healthcare law?

     
    The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act may affect health care for many Americans. Young people have several reasons to pay attention to the law....
  • An extra push to help 12-year-old fight muscular dystrophy

     
    Lance Pierce's affliction has united his community....
  • More than 2.7 million Pennsylvanians benefit from the healthcare law

     
    More than 2.7 million Pennsylvanians benefit from the healthcare law...
  • AAUW, BarkFest, Golf Ball Drop

     
    I’ve written in the past about the Allentown AAUW’s problems finding a site for its annual book sale, one of the biggest and oldest around. I have information today about that and two other coming events. The AAUW sale will......
  • Jim Jefferies goes “Legit” in new FX comedy

     
    When Jim Jefferies answers the phone at the agreed-upon time (between a network publicist and myself), just about the first thing he says is that he forgot he was doing an interview today. Not an unusual occurrence in my line of work. Busy people,...
  • Bethlehem blogging sensation takes his wheelchair on tour

     
    Here's a man who is as Bob Dylan would say: "Busy living." Shane Burcaw a 20-year-old blogging sensation who is living a with a rare form of muscular dystrophy has blossomed since his story first ran on the front of The Morning Call's 2011 Christmas Eve...
  • Bethlehem student launches "Make Ellen Laugh" on Twitter

     
    Shane Burcaw wants to be on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." So the 20-year-old Moravian College student who has been in a wheelchair all his life has set off a "twitter bomb" today asking supporters to tweet Ellen DeGeneres requests to......
  • MDA goodwill ambassador knows why Joan Jett was chosen for concert

     
    The adolescent national goodwill ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is just 12, but he instinctively read the reasoning behind getting Joan Jett to perform for the 26th annual Ride for Life celebration sponsored by Harley-Davidson on...