Melinda Colby
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  • Tacoma, WA
  • United States
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What's better Prednisone or Deflazacort

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Anyone use a naturalpath yet?

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About me:
Hi my name is Melinda! I am born and raised in Tacoma, Wa. I am a stay at home mom, busy raising my son Jacob,age 4, and my daughter Aleah, 15 months. I practically live at the YMCA, taking my kids to gym and swim lessons. I also teach aerobics, and choreograph for our local Daffodil Festival. I love to travel and spend time with my family. This summer, we have lots of busy plans!
About my family:
Jacob was diagnosed with DMD in April 2008. We were very shocked and devistated at the news. Although there are no other cases of DMD in my family, we found out that I, his mother, am a carrier of DMD. This is a huge challenge for our family, but we know that God has a plan and he will take care of my son. God gave me his son, and I am giving him mine! I look at this is another excuse not to do housework, but to spend quality time with my son and my family.
Name(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
Jacob
Age(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
4-6
City:
Tacoma

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Walk With Me

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 7:42pm 7 Comments

The following is a poem that my husband, Trevor Colby, wrote. It's dedicated to our son Jacob Colby (5) diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Please read and share with others.

Mommy Daddy walk with me

Let's go slow so I can see,

all that this life has given me.

Let's take our time and enjoy the day,…

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At 2:10am on May 21, 2010, Char Burke said…
Wow - Trevor is quite a writer. He should write some more....Char
At 2:09am on May 21, 2010, Char Burke said…
Mindy - hey are you guys going to the F.A.C.E.S. thing in Bellevue next week? Hope to see you all there - Paula and Janelle....Char p.s. loved the invites and the magnet for your event in fall. We'll be there!
At 12:07pm on March 4, 2010, Veronica E. said…
Hey, Melinda. Thanks so much for sharing your husband's poem -- it's so beautiful! I sent out an e-mail to a bunch of family and friends, and my MDA rep was one of the recipients. She loved the poem and would like to share it with MDA families. She wanted to make sure that was OK with you and your husband. Is that OK with you? If it's OK, can you give me your husband's full name so Dalia can properly attribute it to your hubby?
At 4:34pm on October 16, 2009, Karen said…
Hi
Congratulations!! I just saw your post.

We live in northwest WA and my son is 17. I am always looking for easy ways to make $$ for PPMD.

Karen
At 4:11pm on March 11, 2009, kimmy watters said…
hey mindy i am back have a awsome thank you for encouge in me every day. kimmy
At 3:50pm on January 18, 2009, kimmy said…
hey mindy is kimmy i wanted to tell you all you moms are the most amazing moms ever you rock the world and we will find a cure to duchine before we knkow it. have a fablous day. love you all kimmy
At 8:41am on November 5, 2008, Colin McKenzie said…
Again, testament that these kids are the most beautiful children in the whole wide world. As you comment, God has given you this son, he knows who are able to look after and love these children.

Good luck and as you are doing, live for today, and hope for the future. Housework is optional, but try and keep up as it is difficult to catch up wen you are behind.

Colin
At 11:39am on September 6, 2008, Char Burke said…
Mindy - Please join the WA families Group. Char
p.s. I will email you back on dates.
At 11:45pm on September 4, 2008, Char Burke said…
Hi Mindy,
We would love to get the boys together for a playdate. I have already committed to going to a surprise b-day party for a BMD guy who is turning 35 years old!
Could you throw out some other dates that you are up here in Seattle again soon?
Hugs to Jake!
Char
At 5:28pm on September 1, 2008, Melinda Colby said…
I am not positive, but I think the Lab at children's in Seattle did the test. I don't think that they sent it off to some other place. It took about 4 wks for us to get the results back. You can contact my genetic counselor at Childrens and I am sure she would answer all of your questions Her name is Jessie Conta 206-987-1296. Let me know what you find out!
 
 
 

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