Columns

To Care Is to Share (Knowledge)

This week, I wanted to visit the reason I started writing this column. However, to describe that rationale, I need to revisit the moments soon after I received my diagnosis. I was diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) in the late 2000s. I remember my primary physician calling…

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…

The Effects of Guilt on My Body and Mind

Welcome back to “Hidden Truths.” This week I wanted to move away from the style of my first and second columns and discuss how one of the most basic emotions relates to muscular dystrophy (MD) and other chronic illnesses. Guilt occurs when a person feels regret or shame in response…

The Power and Importance of Thought

What does it mean to live? Different people and places may prompt varied answers to this question. For example, in the United States, a person on artificial life-support is considered to be alive, while other people or cultures may not agree with this definition. So, what does it mean to…

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…