I have two brothers with DMD.
It’s a muscle weakening disease.
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Boys with it are expected to pass away in their late teens/early twenties. But not everyone does, I know lots of people with DMD that are in their 40′s. I guess you could say that kind of scares me..kind of a lot. DMD also effects me, I am a carrier. That means if I have children one day, and it’s a boy, he has a 50% chance of having the disability. Sometimes I think I already have 2 brothers with it.. why do I need a child with it?! It is also hard having two brothers with DMD because I am the only sibling in my house who can walk so I have all the responsibilities. Sometimes I get tired of getting something for them (their food, or something they dropped, etc.) And wonder, my friends never have to do this, their lives are so much easier.
But let’s be honest, LIFE IS NOT EASY…for anybody. We all have trials in our life that God has put in front of us to overcome. God put you on this earth for a purpose. And he has a plan for your life, no matter how hard life gets he is always by your side. so live life to your fullest and don’t focus on your problems, but look around and see that others have trials they are going through too.
Hey, it’s Anthony writing now. :) I couldn’t agree more Lydia. No one has an easy life at all; being optimistic is as much about staying hopeful when times are tough, not just about when the sun is shining. We all have our problems, but how we choose to deal with them defines who we are as a person. It may be easy to just give up on life and do nothing about your problems, but that will never get your anywhere. Life is a struggle, no doubt about it, and it may seem more difficult when Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy becomes a part of it. But does it have to be?
A struggle is something that teaches us lessons in our lives that we would have never learned before. So why is that a bad thing? We need the bad as much as we need the good in our lives. Without the bad there is truly nothing to be happy about, because the bad defines what the good will become. We often look back at difficult situations in our lives and either laugh about it or learn from it. Struggles are life lessons locked away, waiting for us to find the key to open the safe. It is hard to unlock that safe, but that’s what makes finally finding out what’s inside so amazing of a feeling.
So I consider DMD a good thing to a point,
due to what it can teach all of us.
How has a family disability affected you? Comment below to answer.