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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by David Stalling on May 7, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by David Stalling on May 5, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by David Stalling on May 1, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments
Please give five minutes of your life so that my son and thousands of other boys might have a full life! You can help in three easy ways (and it won't cost you a cent): 1) Watch, 2) Comment, and 3) Share (and encourage others to watch and share!)
I hope this video goes viral enough to get positive attention from the likes of…Continue
Added by David Stalling on April 28, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
You probably don’t remember me, but I am an old friend of your dad. We used to work a lot together and always had fun at it. I enjoy your dad because he is full of surprises and never shy about speaking his mind. I bet you are like that, too.
You and I met a few years ago, camping at Two Medicine Lake at Glacier National Park. You probably don’t…Continue
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