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Muscular Dystrophy

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Top Muscular Dystrophy Articles

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  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Arnfelt fortifies NU defensive line

    Arnfelt fortifies NU defensive line
    Brian Arnfelt should be on Northwestern's "good hands" team. Though a lineman's hands often are called paws, Arnfelt uses his digits to play the keyboard in his apartment. His affinity for piano comes from his mother, Cathy, who owns a music studio in...
  • Kaci gets locked up for Muscular Dystrophy

    Kaci gets locked up for Muscular Dystrophy
    Q13 FOX News' Kaci Aitchison has agreed to be "locked up" to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association raise money. Tomorrow, June 2nd, Kaci will be whisked away and held until she raises enough "bail" money. Her goal is to raise $2200 to get out of...
  • Firefighters 'Fill the Boot'

    Firefighters 'Fill the Boot'
    Local firefighters are lining Foothill Boulevard at Memorial Park this week to collect donations for the L.A. County Fire Department’s annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters from...
  • W&M's McDowell gets to Final Four, but not the way he wanted

    W&M's McDowell gets to Final Four, but not the way he wanted
    Quinn McDowell didn't get to the Final Four the way he wanted – with his William and Mary teammates preparing for the national semifinals. It was, however, a nice consolation prize. McDowell was in New Orleans during Final Four weekend as part of a...
  • Handicap protest toward Governor Brown

    SAN DIEGO – 21- year old Rau Carranza try’s to delivers the Governor a message by staging a sit-it in his wheelchair in a state building in downtown San Diego. The Chula Vista man is suffering from Muscular Dystrophy; he lives his life in a...