It felt like I was interviewing my brother. The shape of his head and torso were identical. The chubby cheeks and sneaky smile were the same. And the endless attempts to shift his bulbous arms and get comfortable in his wheelchair were an exact replica of Tommy.
But this wasn't my brother. Tommy sadly passed away in January 1991. This was Darius Weems, from Athens, Ga., and this is what Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or DMD, does to the body.
I met Darius at the Santa Barbara Film...Full Story