Our Members - Their Stories

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

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.


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.


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.


Flynn’s wheels bring freedom and independence

07 January 2021
Melanie Louden
Flynn’s wheels bring freedom and independence

A “spectacular recumbent” bike is seeing 17-year-old Flynn Mitchell get back into the outdoors again, which is having a positive impact on his mental well-being and… is leaving the rest of his family in his dust.