I am a modern man living with muscular dystrophy. It’s been a long journey. Growing up I could do things like any other child; running and playing, without feeling any impediment. As I aged though, I increasingly felt the weakness in my muscles. The diagnosis was finally made, and I was faced with this reality.
But even with muscular dystrophy, I was determined to make the best of it. I pushed myself to exercise and do what I could to keep my muscles strong and active. I sought physical therapy and leveraged modern treatments that had become available.
I could feel the difference in my strength. My muscles felt stronger and I could move more quickly and easily. With newfound confidence, I was able to throw myself into activities I’d been avoiding. I had more energy, and was able to do things I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to.
Today, I am living with muscular dystrophy but I am living well. I am proud of the strength and dedication I’ve shown despite the limits imposed by the disease. Thanks to modern treatments and my own hard work, I’m living life to the fullest and making the most of the situation. I am a modern man and this is my muscular dystrophy.