ANF News Express

AANEM Foundation News Express

So Many Sunrises: Janet and Her Restless Legs Syndrome

    9/16/2021
Janet Yaeger is a painter, decorator, and children’s book author who loves to travel and spend time with her husband of 45 years. Janet Yaeger, of Mt. Vernon, IL, also spent years thinking she was “losing her mind” due to the strange symptoms in her legs that kept her awake.

Connection is Key: Michael’s Support for Peripheral Neuropathy

    9/16/2021
Michael Wright of Charlotte, North Carolina enjoys swimming, painting rocks, gardening, binge watching TV shows, trying new restaurants, and being with family. His other hobby, however, takes up a bit more time.

Racing Laps for a Cure: Brad’s Becker Muscular Dystrophy Story

    9/16/2021
Brad Miller of Ontario, Canada, began experiencing frequent falls and difficulties running as a young boy. “Early on, I had a hard time keeping up with the other kids my age,” Brad explains. “When the other children started climbing trees and fences, it simply wasn’t possible for me.”

Kae Tran Creates Beauty While Embracing Life with MD

    9/16/2021
Between the ages of 13 and 14, everyone’s bodies change. But for Kae Tran, this stage of life also meant she started experiencing mild symptoms of muscular dystrophy. After underestimating these symptoms for years, she was officially diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age 17.

Affected Vocal Cords, Unaffected Humor: Carolyn’s Life With Spasmodic Dysphonia

    7/28/2021
Carolyn Bolz has such a passion for public speaking that she often recites her speeches entirely in rhyme. From Riverside, California, Carolyn fills her life with family, faith, Toastmasters Club, and—for the past several years—the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association (NSTA) led by Justin Aquines and Vi Tran.
 

From Post-Polio Syndrome to the Boston Marathon: Mary’s Path to Healing

    7/28/2021
Mary McManus, MSW from Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts is many things. She is a motivational speaker, an author, a poet, and a runner. She also happens to be a polio survivor.

Team O for the Win: A Young Boy's Battle Against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    2/10/2021
4 year old Owin Petersen is battling against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Deadline Approaching to Apply for Surinderjit Singh Young Lectureship Award

    2/10/2021
The winner of the Surinderjit Singh Young Lectureship Award will be featured as a plenary speaker at the AANEM Annual Meeting.

Meet the American Neuromuscular Foundation's Public Board Member

    12/3/2020
The American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF) is excited to introduce its first Public Board Member, Barry McLeish. McLeish will spearhead the effort to help ANF become a driving force in neuromuscular research.
 

Connection Is Key: How One GBS Survivor Is Making a Difference Online

    10/19/2020
When Dalton Floyd was 12 years old, he created a Facebook page. While this page could’ve been dedicated to his favorite professional wrestler or everything esports, he picked something a bit heavier, and a bit closer to his heart: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).