Our Members - Their Stories

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

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.


I see you…

26 March 2021
Anonymous
I see you…

Corinne King, mum to Ethan, 9, and Ollie, 7, who both have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, reflects on a very special weekend away at the MD Northern Branch family camp and the generosity and love she saw being shared.


To Cyprus (and MG) with love

26 March 2021
Melanie Louden
To Cyprus (and MG) with love

When MDANZ came to the aid of mum Libby Carmichael Venning, she was so grateful she decided to run a marathon – giving her one of the best days of her life.


A new circle of friends and a boost in confidence

25 March 2021
Anonymous
A new circle of friends and a boost in confidence

From taking on a leadership role, to spending more time with her mobility dog, Camille Peterson is taking full advantage of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.


Boxing away perceptions and challenges

18 March 2021
Melanie Louden
Boxing away perceptions and challenges

Olivia Shivas says trying something new can be scary and exciting at the same time, and there are often additional levels of nerves when you have a disability. But, she says, you should give it a go anyway.