Sometime around the year 2000, my husband, Coye, went to play golf for what turned out to be his last time. Everytime he attempted to tee off, he was unable to hold onto the golf club enough to complete the swing and make contact with the ball. Instead, the club itself went flying. When he began seeking answers for this weakness in his hands the journey took almost a year, with multiple visits to out of town doctors before being given the diagnosis of Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy.
This condition slowly invaded every aspect of his life. In 2013, after battling and defeating Stage 3 Melanoma, it seemed that his system was so depleted that the deterioration from the MD began moving faster. It wasn't long after this that Coye lost nearly all of his fine motor skills, his ability to walk unaided, or even continue his career - as he had trouble speaking clearly.
He finally won the battle with his muscular dystrophy, on October 7, 2021, when he left this earthly world behind and traveled home to Glory Land.
Muscular dystrophy is a terrible disease that affects so many children and adults and robs them of the quality of life that each of us deserve and have worked for. My husband loved to travel and play poker, and both of these were taken from him by his disease.
Please consider making a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, so that research into this condition can continue until an answer is found.