Muscular Dystrophy News
Field of Dreams for 10-Year-Old Whose Backyard Is Transformed Into Fenway Park Replica
Thomas Hastings, who has muscular dystrophy, was over the moon when Make-a-Wish helped build the fantasy baseball field.
Disabled teen dies from bedsore infection, 3 charged
A Kentucky prosecutor says the mother and grandparents of a disabled teenager have been charged with manslaughter after he died from an infection caused by open bedsores
10-Year-Old With Muscular Dystrophy Gets 'Fantasy Fenway Park' in His Backyard
Thomas Hastings, who has Duchenne Muscular dystrophy and congenital scoliosis , knew exactly what he wanted when the wish granters from Make-A-Wish said he could have his biggest dream granted. Thomas, 10, of Windsor, Conn., wanted a baseball field built in his backyard so he could play ball with
Make-A-Wish Builds 'Fantasy Fenway' in Boy's Backyard
Thomas Hastings, 10, a diehard Red Sox fan, has muscular dystrophy and wanted a place to play baseball.
Disability Rights Activist Darius Weems Loses Battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Darius Weems, the inspiring rapper and dynamic disability rights advocate who suffered from Duchene muscular dystrophy , died Sunday afternoon of DMD-related complications, according to a statement put out by his organization. He was 27. Weems is credited with raising awareness of DMD, a rare
Teen With Muscular Dystrophy Walks to Receive High School Diploma
A 19-year-old from Arkansas who has been in a wheelchair since last year stood up and walked at his high school graduation as his classmates, friends and family gave him a standing ovation. Doug Haynes, of Bearden, Arkansas, set walking at his school’s May 20 graduation ceremony as his top goal
Teen With Muscular Dystrophy Walks at Graduation
Doug Haynes, 19, walked to get his high school diploma to a standing ovation from his classmates.
Shea Holbrook's cool sports job: Race car driver
Shea Holbrook can say something a lot of people can't: She loves her job. Once an elite competitive water skier, Holbrook made the unusual crossover to auto racing at age 16. She has since become a six-race winner in road racing's Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class and a team owner, running
Service Dog Stars in Middle School Yearbook
This is perhaps one of the most paw-dorable yearbook pictures ever. Take a look at Presley, a 5-year-old service dog in West Monroe, Louisiana, who’s been going to school every day with her owner, Seph Ware, for the past two years. Seph, 14, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy , a progressive genetic