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There’s more than one way to win

In grade school we used to play a game called “Steal the Bacon” in gym class. It involved splitting into two teams, assigning each kid a number, and sending the teams to opposite ends of each side of the basketball … Continue reading

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Parental balance

Growing up, I had two parents who had mostly different attitudes about how to deal with raising me, but one important thing in common. In hindsight I actually think it was the balance of their attitudes that ended up being … Continue reading

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Do I think about having muscular dystrophy every day?

The short answer is, “no.” The more complicated answer is “probably.” I don’t think I consciously address the fact that I have muscular dystrophy on a regular basis, especially not every day. Even though I find myself transferring into a … Continue reading

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Strangers like to help

I have never been refused help by a stranger. Someday it might happen but that will only drop the percentage down to 99.99%. Whether it has been asking for help opening a door or reaching something from a high or … Continue reading

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Don’t rely on help, but know when to ask for it

I know more than a few people who rely on others to help them just way too often. This includes people with muscular dystrophy and even many able-bodied folks as well. I believe it’s really important not to rely on … 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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Happiness as an attitude

You’d expect that as your body slowly loses strength that your general level of happiness would dissipate as well. I have found the opposite to be true and believe it has a lot to do with attitude. For some people, … Continue reading

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