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Stories with subject: Muscular dystrophy
  • As disability law milestone approaches, challenges remain 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 11:39 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Ash Brittenham was nearly halfway across Main Street in his motorized wheelchair when a large delivery truck that had stopped in front of the hardware store backed up and blocked Brittenham's only path to the sloped curb cut up to the opposite sidewalk. He froze momentarily until the driver of a Green Mountain Transit Authority bus began honking.

  • Family behind new Ala. 'Right to Try' looks beyond the bill story has photos
    Updated: Jun-07-15 8:32 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gabe Griffin lobbied his first bill at the age of 9. It became law when he turned 10. He'll be in a wheelchair when he turns 12. Without the right drugs, his parents say he'll be dead in a decade.

  • Not even muscular dystrophy holds back VCU's Howie 
    Updated: Jun-06-15 2:25 am

    CORAL GABLES, Florida - JoJo Howie reluctantly handed the baseball to VCU coach Shawn Stiffler, then started making the slow walk toward the Rams' dugout.