Endocrine Myopathies

Brian Stock

Location

Plano, TX

Brian created this artwork at the age of 7 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held August 29, 1992, at the Dallas Museum of Art. He currently attends Brigham Young University in Utah.

Full name: 
Brian Stock
Artist: 
Brian Stock
Disease: 
Endocrine Myopathies
Medium: 
Acrylic

Mariana Krawczak

Location

Waynesboro, PA

Marianna created this artwork at age 8. She won numerous awards for her drawings, one of which was chosen in a national contest for a calendar. She liked animals and used them extensively in her work.

Full name: 
Mariana Krawczak
Artist: 
Mariana Krawczak
Disease: 
Endocrine Myopathies
Medium: 
Pencil/Marker

MaryAnn Miller

Location

Clinton, NJ

MaryAnn is an award-winning professional artist and retired public school educator. Her works have been exhibited in numerous juried shows in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York City. This artwork was featured in the 1999 MDA Holiday Wishes card collection.

Full name: 
MaryAnn Miller
Artist: 
MaryAnn Miller
Disease: 
Endocrine Myopathies
Medium: 
Watercolor

Dustin Borlack

Location

Milford, MI

Dustin created this collage at age 3 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held May 15, 1993, at the Detroit Institute of Art.

Full name: 
Dustin Borlack
Artist: 
Dustin Borlack
Disease: 
Endocrine Myopathies
Medium: 
Collage

Yvonne Nieves

Location

Avondale, LA

Yvonne began concentrating on photography in 2002, and her works have received several awards. This violin was made by Harold Ira Sayre of Milan, Mo., who was a carpenter and loved music. He retired in 1976 and needing a pastime, decided to make violins even though he didn’t play or sing. The violin in this photo took 600 hours to complete and is now owned by his grandson. Mr. Sayre died several years ago, and the violin has not been played since, hence the title, “Sweet Silence.”

Full name: 
Yvonne Nieves
Artist: 
Yvonne Nieves
Disease: 
Endocrine Myopathies
Medium: 
Photograph

Jessica M. Keller

Location

Fresno, CA

Jessica is a self-taught artist. She began creating artwork as a child and assumed art as a full-time career in 1995. Jessica works in various media and especially likes to depict Polynesian culture and landscapes. She has won awards in the many exhibits where her work has been shown.

Full name: 
Jessica Keller
Artist: 
Jessica M. Keller
Disease: 
Endocrine Myopathies
Medium: 
Mixed Media

Theresa Baca Poche

Location

Desert Hot Springs, CA

Theresa began painting in 1995 and has found it to be a great stress-relieving hobby. She has won awards for artwork and photographs displayed in Palm Springs. Along with painting, she enjoys taking photos and spending time with family.

Full name: 
Theresa Baca Poche
Artist: 
Theresa Baca Poche
Disease: 
Endocrine Myopathies
Medium: 
Acrylic

Periodic paralyses (hyperkalemic, hypokalemic, Andersen-Tawil syndrome)

What is periodic paralysis?

This section presents information about three types of periodic paralysis:

Living With

Dear Friends:

When I was in my early teens, I was having an ice cream at the mall with some friends, and suddenly I couldn’t move a muscle.

Christine Swanson and family
Christine Swanson at the beach with her family

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Clinical Trials

About clinical trials

A clinical trial is a test in humans of an experimental medication or therapy. Clinical trials are experiments, not treatments, and participation requires careful consideration.

Although it's possible to benefit from participating in a clinical trial, it's also possible that no benefit — or even harm — may occur. Keep your MDA clinic doctor informed about any clinical trial participation. (Note that MDA has no ability to influence who is chosen to participate in a clinical trial.)

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