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For anyone with NMD, the journey begins with a diagnosis…a name for the symptoms that are manifesting. In this episode, we will dive into that conversation from multiple perspectives - an individual diagnosed in infancy, an individual diagnosed in early adulthood and a parent who went on the journey as an advocate for their child. We will talk about each of their stories and the path they took to get a diagnosis, how it impacted their lives, how they’ve learned to live with it, what’s been hard, what’s been easy-er, and how they have coped and made a life that works for them.
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