A Look at the Devastation of Genetic Disease
Muscular dystrophy, including myotonic muscular dystrophy, is a type of inherited disorder that affects the muscles and other parts of the body. As you’ll learn by watching this video, people with myotonic dystrophy face significant challenges with everyday life. They suffer from progressively worsening muscle weakness, among other health issues.
This video follows the story of a researcher who was driven to work toward a cure for the disorder after watching his father struggle with severe myotonic dystrophy symptoms. You’ll also hear from a patient who was diagnosed as a college student. Despite her challenges, she refused to give up her active lifestyle.
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