Author Archives: Hawken Miller

The Joy of Getting to Interview People for a Living

I started writing for my high school newspaper, The Bolt, when I was 17. Now 24, I’m telling the stories of people who make an impact in their rare disease community for BioNews, the publisher of this site. Over the last seven years, I’ve had the privilege of conducting…

Rare Myopathy Affects Women, Too, Advocate Emphasizes

After being diagnosed as a carrier of x-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM) and losing her infant twin boys to the disease, Ashley Walker was driven into an episode of alcoholism. What she didn’t know then was that her liver was affected severely by the disease, which eventually resulted in an…

How to Enjoy Travel With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Last week, I traveled to the headquarters of my employer, BioNews, the publisher of Muscular Dystrophy News Today. The trip took me from Newport Beach, in Southern California, to Pensacola, in the Florida Panhandle. While it was an interesting experience, it wasn’t without its challenges, especially with Duchenne…

What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

My life has been quite busy lately. Between starting my full-time job at BioNews, helping produce two Call of Duty League YouTube shows, working on other freelance journalism projects, and managing my health, which gets progressively worse because of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, I’ve become a bit overwhelmed. When…