Tag: Muscular dystrophy

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Wish Kid Allanie’s Great Adventure

March 2016

As a small child, Allanie always had trouble walking and problems with her facial muscles. At age ten, she had a full medical work up that led to her being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, a hereditary condition marked by progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles. While there is no cure for muscular dystrophy, medications […]

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Kids Wish Network and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s Ty Pennington Grant Wish to Ohio Girl with Illness

June 2012

OREGONIA, Ohio – A girl with a life-threatening illness has her wish to meet Ty Pennington granted by national children’s charity Kids Wish Network and generous sponsors. When Caitlin was just five and a half months old, she suffered her first seizure. She was taken to the hospital and was misdiagnosed. When she was seven, […]

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Wish granted for Oregonia teen: Student battling an illness meets TV star Ty Pennington

April 2012

OREGONIA — A 19-year-old high school student who is conquering debilitating illnesses had a dream fulfilled this month when she was taken to Washington, D.C., to meet a celebrity and given a tour of the city. On March 10, Caitlin Smith and her parents, Susan and Bernie, drove to the capital to meet Ty Pennington, […]

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I Met Ty Pennington!

August 2011

Name: Caitlin Age: 18 State: OH When she was just five and a half months old, Caitlin suffered her first seizure. She was taken to the hospital and was misdiagnosed. When she was seven, her doctors finally discovered that she was suffering from muscular dystrophy, which is a degenerative group of disorders that affect the […]

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