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Bryson Foster Named MDA's 2012 National Goodwill Ambassador

If he inspires at least one person, Bryson Foster says it all will be worth it. If he amuses or amazes, that too will bring a nice inner satisfaction.

They all will be part of his role — and much, much more — as the Muscular Dystrophy Association's 2012 National Goodwill Ambassador.

Just Go for It: Dating Webinar Offers Tips, Encouragement

If you have limited movement, how do you make the first move on a date? Is it OK to bring a personal care attendant on a date? At what point would you let a "significant other" provide personal care for you?

'TSA Cares' To Aid Air Travelers with Disabilities

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently launched a new program designed to help people with disabilities and medical conditions fly on commercial airlines with a minimum of hassle.

TSA is the arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and is best known for its uniformed officers who staff security checkpoints at airports and inspect travelers, their baggage and credentials.

ABLE Act Would Help Families Plan for Child's Financial Future

MDA Transitions Summit: Breaking Down the Barriers

When Angela Wrigglesworth, who has spinal muscular atrophy and uses a power chair, first started college at Texas A&M, she planned to be a business major. 

Getting to the business school, however, involved crossing a set of train tracks, and one day, Wrigglesworth’s chair got struck on the tracks.

Wrigglesworth received help from bystanders to free her 300-pound chair before a train came along, but after that harrowing experience, she decided to change majors.

Travis: I Got Lots of Neat Stuff (bilingual)

Dear Parents:

As the mother of a child with muscular dystrophy, I know very well the concerns and hopes you have for your child. I'm happy to share with you this version of Travis: I Got Lots of Neat Stuff, written in Spanish and English.

I was inspired to write this book by my son, Travis. I hope that reading about his joy in living will be meaningful for you and your child.

My family and I are deeply grateful to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for all the support and hope it provides as we live with dystrophy every day.

Last Updated: 
Sat, 08/01/2009 - 15:30

Under the Aloha Sea

"Under the Aloha Sea" was created in April, 1994 at an MDA Sponsored art workshop at The Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Volunteering his time and talent to lead the workshop was noted marine life artist Wyland.

Summer Camp in the City

"Summer Camp in the City" was created by 60 youngsters attending an MDA sponsored summer camp in Center Moriches, N.Y., in August of 1999.  The 4' x 6' masterpiece was completed in several hours under the guidence of Charles Fazzino, a world renowned 3-D pop artist.  The campers named their favorite New York City attractions which Fazzino then created.  The campers drew self-portraits for inclusion in the mural and helped color some of the work.

Rollin Round Wyoming 2

"Rollin' Round Wyoming" was created by Wyoming youngsters at the 2001 MDA Colorado/Wyoming Summer Camp.  Specially designed harnesses were attached to the campers's wheelchairs and they cut shapes out of ofam and fastened them to their harnesses.  Paint poured into barrels joined to the harnesses allowed campers to roll interesting shapes onto a huge piece of poster board taped to the ground.

Rollin Round Wyoming

"Rollin' Round Wyoming" was created by Wyoming youngsters at the 2001 MDA Colorado/Wyoming Summer Camp.  Specially designed harnesses were attached to the campers's wheelchairs and they cut shapes out of ofam and fastened them to their harnesses.  Paint poured into barrels joined to the harnesses allowed campers to roll interesting shapes onto a huge piece of poster board taped to the ground.

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