From The Mighty
When Gabe Weil was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, doctors said he most likely wouldn’t live past 25. The genetic disorder led to progressive muscle deterioration and weakness; Weil began using a wheelchair at age 10 and required a full-time caretaker.
“I can’t stand up. I can’t move my arms. Just to breathe requires effort,” Weil says in video below. “When I was 15, my heart stopped and I nearly died.”
Despite a bleak prognosis, he set out to graduate college — in December 2013, he earned a degree from Washington University in St. Louis...
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