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INDIVIDUAL WITH LGMD: Cecilia

March 25, 2017|Individuals with LGMD - Interviews, LGMD2A|

LGMD Spotlight Interview Name: Cecilia   AGE: 36 years Country: Argentina LGMD Sub-Type:  LGMD2A/Calpainopathy   At what age were you diagnosed? I was diagnosed when I was 12 years old. What were your first symptoms: I began walking on my toes. Also, from the time I was little, my mother noticed I had delayed reactions, for example in chasing a ball. Do you have other family members who have LGMD? No, I am the only one in my family with LGMD. What do you find to be the greatest challenges in living with LGMD? The biggest challenge was getting accustomed to [...]

INDIVIDUAL WITH LGMD: Brenda

January 28, 2017|Individuals with LGMD - Interviews, LGMD2A|

LGMD "Spotlight Interview" Name:  Brenda  Age:  55 yrs. old Country:  United States LGMD Sub-Type:  LGMD2A – also known as Calpainopathy   At what age were you diagnosed: I was diagnosed when I was 50 years old. What were your first symptoms: My first symptoms included:  falling, wrist drop, an unusual gait when walking with my hips out in front, leg cramps and rapid weight loss. Do you have other family members who have LGMD: No other family member has LGMD. What do you find to be the greatest challenges in living with LGMD: The greatest challenge in living with LGMD [...]

INDIVIDUAL WITH LGMD: Michele

September 29, 2016|Individuals with LGMD - Interviews, LGMD2A|

LGMD “SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW”   NAME:  Michele   AGE: 52 Yrs. Old COUNTRY:  United States LGMD Sub-Type:   LGMD2A – Calpainopathy   AT WHAT AGE WERE YOU DIAGNOSED: I was initially diagnosed with an unspecified form of muscular dystrophy at the age of 25 years old.  I received confirmation of my LGMD2A diagnosis at the age of 43. WHAT WERE YOUR FIRST SYMPTOMS: In my late teens I developed an awkward waddle when walking and in my early 20’s began limping. DO YOU HAVE OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE LGMD: Yes, one sibling has LGMD2A but the other does not. WHAT DO YOU [...]

INDIVIDUAL WITH LGMD: Dave

May 14, 2016|Individuals with LGMD - Interviews, LGMD2A|

05/14/2016: LGMD “Spotlight Interview” Name:  Dave    Age:  27 yrs. old Country: Australia LGMD Sub-Type:  LGMD 2A / Calpainopathy   At what age were you diagnosed: I think I was diagnosed around the age of 14.  I know that it was while I was in high school. What were your first symptoms: I would go to golf every Saturday and when I would come home I would have to go and have a sleep for a few hours.   I would be sore all over.   So, my mother took me to the doctors to see why I was tired all the time. [...]

INDIVIDUAL WITH LGMD: Rebecca

April 30, 2016|Individuals with LGMD - Interviews, LGMD2A|

04/30/2016  LGMD “Spotlight Interview”   NAME:  Rebecca    AGE: 29 years old COUNTRY:  Australia LGMD Sub-Type:   LGMD2A / Calpainopathy   At what age were you diagnosed: I was diagnosed with LGMD2A when I was 26 years old. What were your first symptoms: My first symptoms included:  difficult climbing stairs and inclines as well as not being able to rise without using my hands to me up. Do you have other family members who have LGMD: I am the only one out of 4. What do you find to be the greatest challenges in living with LGMD: The greatest challenge for me [...]

INDIVIDUAL WITH LGMD: Mary

April 8, 2016|Individuals with LGMD - Interviews, LGMD2A|

04/08/2016 - LGMD “Spotlight Interview” NAME:  Mary   Age: 46 COUNTRY: United States LGMD Sub-Type: LGMD2A / Calpainopathy   At what age were you diagnosed: I was diagnosed with LGMD when I was 25 years old. What were your first symptoms: My first symptoms were being unable to rise from a seated position without placing weight on my arms for support and difficulty in climbing stairs. Do you have other family members who have LGMD: No, I am the only family member to ever be diagnosed with LGMD. What do you find to be the greatest challenges in living with LGMD: The [...]

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