Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)

Angie Jensen-Burgett

Location

Des Moines, IA
Full name: 
Angie Jensen-Burgett

Diane Zum Brunnen

Location

Alameda, CA

Diane has had many one-woman shows at art galleries in Monterey, San Francisco and the Bay Area, as well as a one-woman show at Nordstroms in San Francisco. Her work also has been part of an annual show at the Alameda Historical Museum. Diane is a longtime member of the Alameda Art Association. For 13 years, she’s served as chairwoman of an MDA-sponsored support group in the San Francisco area.

Full name: 
Diane Zum Brunnen
Artist: 
Diane Zum Brunnen
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Oil

Charles Motisher

Location

Scottsdale, AZ

After a 30-year career as an attorney, Charles turned his hobby of photography into a profession. Charles and his wife worked as a team, and he was well known in Colorado as a scenic photographer. Charles’ photos have been featured on postcards, calendars, greeting cards and magazines.

Full name: 
Charles Motisher
Artist: 
Charles Motisher
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Photograph

Tina Prince

Location

Jasper, FL

Tina is a self-taught artist who began drawing and painting in childhood. She also writes songs and poetry, and has had poems published in the Poetry Guild magazine.

Full name: 
Tina Prince
Artist: 
Tina Prince
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Oil

Mallory Parton

Location

Talladega, AL

Mallory has been drawing since she was a toddler. She participates in school art competitions. Mallory’s hobbies include knitting, music and playing video games. This is her second donation to the MDA Art Collection.

Full name: 
Mallory Parton
Artist: 
Mallory Parton
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Marker

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Stem cells are a hot topic these days in medicine, science and law, although the term has multiple meanings and it's easy to get confused.

In short, stem cells are cells at an early stage of development from which specialized cells, such as muscle or nerve cells, can develop (in other words, from which these specialized cells "stem").

Different kinds of stem cells are referred to as:

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