David Stalling
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  • Berkeley, CA
  • United States
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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.
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Berkeley, CA

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Nurturing Hope Through the Art of Nature (A Calender for a Cure)

Posted on December 24, 2015 at 3:08pm 1 Comment

I didn't deal well with my son's diagnosis of Duchenne, at first -- I took a selfish, cowardly, escapist approach, numbing my mind with sex, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and other self-destructive addictions. I let my son's disease feed my disease; it didn't do a…


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 most nights crying. Those dark, lonely hours, reveal the…


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 15-1/2. Those were the bad old days, when there was no…

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 very much alive and singing).

Now I have "I kissed a…


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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,

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.


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