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Jeanette Vaughan commented on David Stalling's blog post Raising Hopes: for Pete's Sake (A guest blog by Mary-Lou Weisman, author of "Intensive Care: A Family Love Story")
"Mary Lou, I absolutely loved this book.  For me, it was the most real description of the challenges we as mother's face everyday!  And father's too.   Heartbreakingly and poignantly truthful.  Thanks so much for…"
May 30, 2012
Jeanette Vaughan favorited David Stalling's blog post Raising Hopes: for Pete's Sake (A guest blog by Mary-Lou Weisman, author of "Intensive Care: A Family Love Story")
May 30, 2012
Cheri Gunvalson commented on David Stalling's blog post Late Night Confessions: (Are Hope and Truth Compaitible?)
"David, I am sorry you are in such a place as it is so hard.  I believe our sons have a chance at a good life.  Is it the same as my other kids no but it is good.  If possible to focus on what can be done rather than what cannot be…"
May 22, 2012
Angela Bourgeois commented on David Stalling's photo
May 21, 2012
Angela Bourgeois commented on David Stalling's blog post Late Night Confessions: (Are Hope and Truth Compaitible?)
"David, Diagnosis is heartbreaking, then you get hope and then heartbreak again, then maybe hope, then we all know how it ends - heartbreak.  It is so very hard to be happy with it always in the back of your mind, always staring you in the…"
May 21, 2012
Donna commented on David Stalling's blog post Late Night Confessions: (Are Hope and Truth Compaitible?)
"Hi David,  I am so sorry to hear you are in such a dark place right now.  This is not easy by any means.  I've seen some of this as well in my husband and daughter (15) since our son's diagnosis (4 years ago - Kyle now age…"
May 21, 2012
David Stalling posted a blog post

Late Night Confessions: (Are Hope and Truth Compaitible?)

I have been so focused on thinking I can help save my son’s life that I am avoiding, perhaps evading, mine and his actual current lives.  I’m not getting my work done. I don’t eat well. I hardly get outside or exercise anymore.  I feel mentally exhausted and frustrated by the time evening rolls around and I lay awake most nights…See More
May 21, 2012
David Stalling posted a blog post

Raising Hopes: for Pete's Sake (A guest blog by Mary-Lou Weisman, author of "Intensive Care: A Family Love Story")

by Mary-Lou Weisman
My husband Larry and I are veterans of Duchenne. Our son, Peter Benjamin Weisman, died of Duchenne in 1980 at the age of 15-1/2. Those were the bad old days, when there was no reason to hope. Gene therapy was in its infancy. Prednisone had not yet been tried. The only option we were given was a heel cord operation…See More
May 9, 2012
David Stalling posted a blog post

Dinner with Katy Perry? Cory's Featured Voice!

I learned a few new things about my son today. Asked to name three people, real or fictitious, living or deceased, who he would like to have dinner with, here's who he picked: His grandpa Stalling (who died eight years ago); our old chocolate lab Sage (who died four years ago), and Katy Perry (who is still very much…See More
May 7, 2012
David Stalling commented on Will Nolan's blog post My Voice: Cory Stalling, 11 years old
"Will and PPMD: Thanks for featuring my wonderful, beautiful son Cory. I am very proud of him and proud to be his father. I hope all of our combined efforts worldwide will soon result in finding treatments and a cure for Duchenne. Keep up the good…"
May 7, 2012
David Stalling commented on Pat Furlong's blog post Priorities (Two Moms, Co-Blogging)
"Good thoughts and advice; thanks for sharing! I have been thinking a lot about my priorities lately. I have recently been so obsessively focused on helping to create more awareness of, and support for finding treatments and a cure for my son Cory…"
May 7, 2012
David Stalling posted a blog post

Voices from Around the World: United in Hope!

I am often so focused on wanting to save my own son's life that I sometimes forget how many boys and their families and friends are affected by this terrible disease -- More than 300,000 boys worldwide have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy! As most of you know by now, I am circulating a petition,…See More
May 5, 2012
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May 2, 2012
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Apr 28, 2012
Rebecca Saulsbury left a comment for David Stalling
"Silly me, I didn't see your friend request until after I replied to your post! How old is your son, David?"
Apr 28, 2012
David Stalling commented on David Stalling's album
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Cory

"Thank you Thomas -- he is a great kid and is having a good, aventurous life with a lot of love from a lot of family and friends."
Apr 27, 2012

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About me:
I moved to Berkeley, California from Missoula, Montana and I am the California Communications Director for a national nonprofit organization called Trout Unlimited, working to protect and restore native trout, salmon, steelhead and their watersheds, and I also do a lot of freelance writing on various topics.

I try and use my writing, public speaking and organizing skills to help in any and everyway I can. I recently created a website, blog and Facebook page called The Cory Story to raise awareness and understanding about Duchenne, strengthen support for developing effective treatments and a cure, and help turn hope into reality. Here is the url: www.thecorystory.com
About my family:
My son, Cory (11) has Duchenne, and is fortunate to have a large, strong, loving family determined to help fund and find treatments and a cure. Cory remains in Montana with his mom, Christine, and it is very tough being away from them both. I miss them. I hope to eventually be able to return home to Montana. In the meantime, I do what I can from here.
Name(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
Cory
Age(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
7-12
City:
Berkeley, CA

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Late Night Confessions: (Are Hope and Truth Compaitible?)

Posted on May 21, 2012 at 4:26am 5 Comments

I have been so focused on thinking I can help save my son’s life that I am avoiding, perhaps evading, mine and his actual current lives.  I’m not getting my work done. I don’t eat well. I hardly get outside or exercise anymore.  I feel mentally exhausted and frustrated by the time evening rolls around and I lay awake…

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Raising Hopes: for Pete's Sake (A guest blog by Mary-Lou Weisman, author of "Intensive Care: A Family Love Story")

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 3:30am 1 Comment

by Mary-Lou Weisman

My husband Larry and I are veterans of Duchenne. Our son, Peter Benjamin Weisman, died of Duchenne in 1980 at the age of…
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Dinner with Katy Perry? Cory's Featured Voice!

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

I learned a few new things about my son today. Asked to name three people, real or fictitious, living or deceased, who he would like to have dinner with, here's who he picked: His grandpa Stalling (who died eight years ago); our old chocolate lab Sage (who died four years ago), and Katy Perry (who is still…

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Voices from Around the World: United in Hope!

Posted on May 5, 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

I am often so focused on wanting to save my own son's life that I sometimes forget how many boys and their families and friends are affected by this terrible disease -- More than 300,000 boys worldwide have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy! 

As most of you know by now, I am circulating a petition,…

Continue

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At 1:15pm on April 28, 2012, Rebecca Saulsbury said…

Silly me, I didn't see your friend request until after I replied to your post! How old is your son, David?

At 2:13pm on November 9, 2011,
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Welcome David! We hope using the community site to connect with families all over the world to share stories, news, and information about Duchenne is empowering for you and your family.

 

Please don't hesitate to contact us by phone, email, or message if you ever need anything -- 800-714-5437 - community@parentprojectmd.org

 

And if you haven't already, we hope you consider registering on PPMD's main website. Registering allows us to send you information tailored to parents of boys with Duchenne, e-newsletters, additional web-based research reports, and other information specifically targeted for members of the community.

 

 
 
 

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