I feel deeply blessed, Luke is still with us. This is the first time I thought I could write, you see I didn't believe Luke would live past 14...NOW HE IS MY SENIOR!!

After his health scare last year things have been AWESOME...he started using a bi-pap at night for sleep...his heart rate is normal and his appetite, well lets just say...TEENAGER !!

Luke will be 18 in December!!! Is going the entire school day not because he has to, but because he wants to, he only needs 3 credits to graduate...he planning college and learning to advocate for himself..

What can I say...I am so PROUD!

Heres to ending Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy!!!

Misty VanderWeele (Luke's Mom)

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Comment by Wyatt's Mommy, Melissa on September 5, 2009 at 6:19pm
Congratulations. Becoming a senior is an accomplishment for any one, but for Luke, he should be so proud of himself. And what teenager wants EXTRA school, what an amazing kid.
Comment by Archana on September 4, 2009 at 10:01am
thank you for sharing such wonderful news with all of us.good luck to Luke .
Comment by Jacobs Mommom on September 4, 2009 at 9:56am
Wow Misty! Thanks for posting and congratulations to Luke and your family! You have every right to be so proud. Sounds like he is doing great and has a positive attitude and that has to be a lot of your doing. Here's to many more happy years for all of you:) I too hope to be posting someday on Jacobs SENIOR acheivements!
Comment by Nana on September 3, 2009 at 11:25pm
Misty,

We met briefly at a PPMD conference a couple of years ago when my son was first diagnosed. You were so encouraging to myself and my parents at that time and now in the present. Congratulations!
Comment by cheryl cliff on September 3, 2009 at 11:17pm
Congratulations on your SENIOR Misty! I hope to be in your shoes one day...the mother of a great teenager. Cheers to ending Duchenne.

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