Category Archives: School

College and muscular dystrophy: The Benefits

So all this week I’ve talked about getting through college while dealing with muscular dystrophy from picking a school to getting setup to the challenges I faced and some resources I used. Today I wanted to talk about how I’ve … Continue reading

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College and muscular dystrophy: Resources

Here’s my fourth post on how muscular dystrophy affected my college career. I have already posted about picking a college, getting setup, and some of the challenges I faced.   My college experience was very much “learn as you go” … Continue reading

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College and muscular dystrophy: The Challenges

This is the third post in my week long series about my college experience with muscular dystrophy. I encourage you to check out the first two parts: “Picking a College” and “Getting Started” if you haven’t already.   The first … Continue reading

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College and muscular dystrophy: Getting started

This post is part 2 in my week-long series on my college experience. If you missed part 1, “Picking a College,” then please check that out too. Once I finally made my decision to go to Stanford I felt an … Continue reading

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College and Muscular Dystrophy: Picking a College

I’ve already written about the importance of education and I do think that getting a college or technical education is extremely important for anybody. But proceeding through higher education also has additional benefits for students with disabilities. College not only … Continue reading

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Muscular dystrophy and gym class

I can’t count on my fingers and toes how many times I pretended to be sick to get out of gym class in elementary and junior high. Mostly it was on days when we had Presidential Fitness Testing — which … Continue reading

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The importance of education

I can’t stress enough how important education and learning is for someone with muscular dystrophy. The brain is not a muscle. The brain can continue to flourish despite a decline in physical strength. The brain gets you jobs, paychecks, even … Continue reading

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