I'm pretty sure most of you know already but for those of you who don't, I have Muscular Dystrophy. There are over 40 neuromuscular diseases that fall under the category of MD and my specific type is Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I was diagnosed when I was two and a half and have been dealing with it's effects ever since. I started using a motorized scooter in high school but I still have the ability to walk short distances.
Lots of people have grown up watching the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon but I think it's important now to get a younger generation involved who may not know much about the Telethon or even Muscular Dystrophy itself. If you've never watched, give it a look this year. There's always lots of great entertainment to go along with the education.