A lifelong artist, Lee has exhibited artwork and won awards both locally and in Germany. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and teaches art at a local studio. Lee is a member of the Virginia Watercolor Society and the League of Roanoke Artists.
Lacy began painting in elementary school and still enjoys creating artwork. Her works have received awards in the Stanton Art Show. Lacy is studying art, photography and illustration at Bismarck State College. Her other interests include fishing, camping and reading.
Pamela has been drawing and painting most of her life. She has both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education. Her works have been shown in local juried shows at the Lee Memorial Hospital.
Myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD) has been a part of my family’s life for many years. The symptoms for my siblings and me began in our 30s, and we believe the disease goes back at least two generations before us. Some of my nieces and nephews also are affected.
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.)
The major focus in MMD research has been on the molecular underpinnings of the disease. To date, most of the work has been done using animal and cellular models of type 1 MMD. However, many experts believe the findings from the MMD1 experiments will have implications for MMD2 as well.