Our Members - Their Stories

MDANZ members share their personal stories of living with a Muscular Dystrophy condition. 

Pathway to home

18 June 2021
Melanie Louden
Pathway to home

Something as simple as a concrete path has helped ensure Daniel Bertinshaw can still be part of treasured family gatherings.


Rolling through 2021

17 June 2021
Melanie Louden
Rolling through 2021

FSHD isn’t slowing Alisha Mill down. After a successful 2020 year playing boccia she has high hopes for what this year will hold.


Exploring the North Island on board the Northern Explorer

17 June 2021
Anonymous
Exploring the North Island on board the Northern Explorer

Tegan Morris says the train journey from Hamilton to Wellington provides a unique perspective of our countryside and towns.


Accepting support from family and friends is key

08 June 2021
Anonymous
Accepting support from family and friends is key

Paralympian, Tim Dempsey says living with Becker muscular dystrophy has taught him to focus on what he can do, not what he can’t.


Home is where the heart is for award-winning author

31 March 2021
Melanie Louden
Home is where the heart is for award-winning author

Adrienne Smith’s first published romance novel has scooped three national awards.