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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • The Crowd: A new focus at the Center Club

    The Crowd: A new focus at the Center Club
    The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with the expression, "The only thing permanent is change." The electronic age has ushered in a dramatic evolution in human behavior. Our devices that are computer-driven are in fact dictating how we...
  • Retail Therapy: Make a Habit of driving in

    Drive and dine: The Habit, an Irvine-based burger chain, will open its first drive-through location next week at 2200 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, in a former Burger King location in front of the Jo-Ann Fabric superstore. All proceeds raised Sunday and...
  • Twin brothers die when breathing ventilators fail in power outage

    Twin brothers die when breathing ventilators fail in power outage
    Authorities are investigating why twin 22-year-old brothers died when their ventilators shut down during a mass power outage in the Northern California town of Valley Springs. The brothers, Ryan and Joshua Hall, suffered from muscular dystrophy and were...
  • Police probe deaths of twin brothers whose ventilators shut down

    The deaths of twin 22-year-old brothers whose ventilators shut down in the Northern California town of Valley Springs is being investigated by authorities. Meanwhile, neighbors were distraught over the deaths and seeking answers. “It could be...
  • Homicide not ruled out in deaths of twins whose ventilators failed

    Homicide not ruled out in deaths of twins whose ventilators failed
    Authorities have not ruled out homicide as they investigate how twin brothers dependent on breathing ventilators died during a power outage in the Northern California town of Valley Springs. Calaveras County coroner's officials believe identical 22-...
  • Trotting with a team

    Trotting with a team
    Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training. He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...
  • Jodi Lynn Palmblade

    Jodi Lynn Palmblade
    “The best sister and aunt ever,” Jodi Palmblade died unexpectedly November 23, 2013 after falling while preparing to attend a community volunteer event. Jodi was born April 29, 1956 and moved to Costa Mesa in 1959.  She was valedictorian...
  • Despite Health Obstacles, Couple Finds Love, Togetherness

    Muffi Lavigne and Chris Plum are talking with their voices, but their hands are having a conversation of their own. Chris' hand takes the shape of a dome when he reaches out and places it over Muffi's. When he starts talking about his past, Muffi's...
  • 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...