Samantha Dearing
  • 51, Female
  • Canton
  • United States
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DMD and emotional impact

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samantha Dearing Mar 3, 2010. 11 Replies

Power chair safety

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim King Feb 8, 2010. 6 Replies

Canceled MDA Camp?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Van Houten Jul 9, 2009. 31 Replies



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About me:
I am Samantha. A 30something stay at home mom with three kids. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 17yrs now. We live in a small east Texas town. We have alot of dogs, cats and horses. I love to read, play on the computer, fish, and hang out with my kids.
About my family:
My husband Ken is a Dallas Fireman. He loves to fish and camp. Halee is 16yrs old. She loves to sing. She is in three choirs at school and on a dance team. She is graduationg early from high school and hopes to be a nurse one day. Justin is 12. He loves to camp, fish, play video games and draw. he hopes to be a fireman or video game designer one day. Kennedy is 7. She loves to run and play, draw, fish, camp and collect things. She wants to be a princess and move to new york one day. Justin was diagnosed with DMD when he was 5. It changed our lives, but also made us stronger people. Its a part of our lives, but not the biggest part of our lives.
Name(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
Justin Dearing
Age(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:

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At 1:40pm on February 3, 2017, Margarita Yashchenko said…

My name is Marharita. I am from Ukraine. I have a son with muscular dystrophyDuchenne. He is  9,5 now. I want  to invite you  with your family  in our country. I am 42. I work an economist. My husband works too. He is 47. Yet I have a daughter. She is 18. I would like how you live and will lesten how you live in your country with your problem. My email:  I will ready you connect on scype: Alina. phone: +380504870457 

At 4:59pm on March 2, 2010, Janine said…
Finally, finally we got approval from Medicaid and picked up Derek's chair this past Thursday. Only took a year.
At 7:48pm on December 5, 2009, jenn said…
just a quick note, you had recommended canine assistants a while back, we just had our home visit, and hope it went well, the vister asked if we knew you, she said she did your visit too (lindsay, i think,her dog is carly) anyway, thanks for the recommendation!
At 11:55am on September 9, 2009, Julie Gilmore said…
Hi Samantha,
Just thought I would let you know I haven't forgotten about you - I am pulling up all the old and new papers and there are a lot of conflicting opinions, so just ploughing through and summarising the physiology. (I certainly don't want to give you and any bad information). Is Justin on CoQ10 by any chance?
At 12:38pm on August 16, 2009, Julie Gilmore said…
Samantha just a quick thought before I drag myself off to bed.... have they checked Justin's potassium/sodium levels?

Will send you an update by the end of the week,

Jules :)
At 3:01pm on July 14, 2009, Kristi Koop said…
Hi Samantha. I was curious on Medicaid and private insurance. Does Medicaid kick in before or after private insurance? Also, does medicaid restrict which doctors you go to see? We currently take Justin to Cincy and don't want to change this at this time but want to make sure medicaid doesn't interfere. We live in South Texas.

At 12:54pm on July 1, 2009, LAURENTIU BARDAC said…
Hi Samantha,Iam from Romania,I spike englichn litle,I very intresting for medication/supplement,evry one for DMD.Please respondy my.
At 11:46am on January 22, 2009, Holly Cahoon said…
I love your page. Your son is adorable. If you are ever in the Salt Lake area it would be fun to get together. His little feet look like my sons, with all the battle wounds. My son just had the heel cord and tendon transfer surgery because his "drop foot" was so bad. He is doing much better now. I'm new to PPMD so it's been really nice to see other families on here going through the same struggles.
At 12:01pm on December 31, 2008, Angela said…
Hi Samantha,
Our Canine Assistants graduating class (3 DMD boys) started a yahoo group and we would love to have people join the group who have had more experience than us. If you are interested in joining, please check it out here:
Also, let the coordinator know that I suggested you join and about Jasmine!
Ang :)
At 9:45pm on October 28, 2008, Veronica E. said…
I'm doing well, thanks! Hope you have a great week!

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