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6 March 2024

At the beginning of this Disability History Month, Jack and Lauren shared a blog about what you said about your experiences of Physical Education in school − following a survey they carried out on growing up with muscular dystrophy. They also reflected on their own experiences. As we continue to mark Disability History Month, Jack shares the helpful advice you had to give others growing up with a muscle wasting condition.


This Disability History Month, we really wanted to give people an opportunity to share what they have learned over the years, their knowledge and experience, with the rest of our community.
As part of our survey, we asked what someone living with a muscle wasting or weakening condition would say to their younger selves, or someone in a similar situation. We received so many heart-warming words of wisdom.


Pedro age 31 wrote, “I would love to be able to tell my younger self that you will eventually know what’s wrong and there will be opportunities. Your feelings of difficulties are normal for you, and you will eventually find a way to learn to live with it.”

“Keep talking to people about what you’re going through and how you’re feeling. Don’t bottle it up, reach out. You’re not alone.”

J MacMasters

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At the beginning of this Disability History Month, Jack and Lauren shared a blog about what you said about your experiences of Physical Education in school − following a survey they carried out on growing up with muscular dystrophy. They also reflected on their own experiences. As we continue to mark Disability History Month, Jack shares the helpful advice you had to give others growing up with a muscle wasting condition.

At the beginning of this Disability History Month, Jack and Lauren shared a blog about what you said about your experiences of Physical Education in school − following a survey they carried out on growing up with muscular dystrophy. They also reflected on their own experiences. As we continue to mark Disability History Month, Jack shares the helpful advice you had to give others growing up with a muscle wasting condition.

At the beginning of this Disability History Month, Jack and Lauren shared a blog about what you said about your experiences of Physical Education in school − following a survey they carried out on growing up with muscular dystrophy. They also reflected on their own experiences. As we continue to mark Disability History Month, Jack shares the helpful advice you had to give others growing up with a muscle wasting condition.

At the beginning of this Disability History Month, Jack and Lauren shared a blog about what you said about your experiences of Physical Education in school − following a survey they carried out on growing up with muscular dystrophy. They also reflected on their own experiences. As we continue to mark Disability History Month, Jack shares the helpful advice you had to give others growing up with a muscle wasting condition.

At the beginning of this Disability History Month, Jack and Lauren shared a blog about what you said about your experiences of Physical Education in school − following a survey they carried out on growing up with muscular dystrophy. They also reflected on their own experiences. As we continue to mark Disability History Month, Jack shares the helpful advice you had to give others growing up with a muscle wasting condition.

“Keep talking to people about what you’re going through and how you’re feeling. Don’t bottle it up, reach out. You’re not alone.”

J MacMasters

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