David Stalling's Blog – May 2012 Archive (6)

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 crying. Those dark, lonely hours, reveal the…


Added by David Stalling on May 21, 2012 at 4:26am — 5 Comments

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…

Added by David Stalling on May 9, 2012 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

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 alive and singing).

Now I have "I kissed a…


Added by David Stalling on May 7, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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,…


Added by David Stalling on May 5, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

PPMD and The Cory Story Featured in Dan Woog's 06880

06880 is the zip code for Westport, Connecticut, the town I grew up in. It is also the name of a popular, first-rate Blog created by lifelong Westporter Dan Woog.

Dan is an accomplished writer and teacher, well-respected public speaker, award-winning columnist, and longtime head coach of one of the most successful high…


Added by David Stalling on May 2, 2012 at 1:16am — No Comments

A Crazy Petition to George Clooney: PLEASE HELP! (sign it now)

It's critically and urgently important to get the attention and support needed to save my son's life and thousands of other boys who have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

So I am trying a bit of a crazy (and desperate) social-media experiment -- I am trying to make a video about Cory and Duchenne GO…


Added by David Stalling on May 1, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

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