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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Women of Harford: Mary Hastler

    Women of Harford: Mary Hastler
    "Growing up, I would play librarian,” says Mary Hastler.  “I would line my stuffed animals up, and they would check out books.” So maybe it’s no surprise that during Hastler’s first career in health-care administration, she...
  • A socially conscious film festival

    A socially conscious film festival
    The living room of Kalpna Singh-Chitnis' Irvine condominium was filled with signs of pending deadlines Friday: yellow envelopes bulging with DVDs, trophies, stacks of brochures. But the cluttered work area projected a joyous mood. In fact, it officially...
  • Love Ride rumbles into town Sunday

    Love Ride rumbles into town Sunday
    Don't be fooled by their leather jackets and roaring motorcycles — bikers have a lot of love to give. Bikers are often portrayed in films and TV as hoodlums or troublemakers, but Oliver Shokouh, owner of Harley-Davidson of Glendale, said he wants...
  • Love Ride rolls out of Glendale to Castaic Lake for a worthy cause

    Love Ride rolls out of Glendale to Castaic Lake for a worthy cause
    This year's Love Ride attracted thousands of motorcyclists on Sunday, raising money for the nonprofit USO, which supports U.S. troops and their families. PHOTOS: 30th annual Love Ride The ride, which is celebrated its 30th year this Sunday in Glendale,...
  • $150,000 donation to fund stem cell research

    A Newport Beach nonprofit donated $150,000 toward stem cell research that could slow or reverse heart damage in patients, including those with a specific muscular dystrophy condition, the organization announced last week. Coalition Duchenne gave the...
  • Pooling resources to keep everyone safe in the water

    Pooling resources to keep everyone safe in the water
    Jerry Huang left his wheelchair at the side of the pool before gliding through more than 400 meters of water at this year's Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge. From beginners to experts, people of all abilities swam laps to raise money for free swimming lessons...
  • Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease

    Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease
    The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come. "You...
  • MDA, firefighters want to raise money in Salina

    MDA, firefighters want to raise money in Salina
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association asked city commissioners on Monday if they could fund raise on intersections, as part of the "Fill The Boot" campaign. As a result city manager Jason Gage is drafting a policy for the city to review by the end of the...
  • 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......