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Progress Club meeting

The Progress Club met on Nov. 6. Darcy Leech spoke on her experience of surviving and thriving in a family with genetic disease.
Two members of Darcy’s family were stricken with a form of Muscular Dystrophy. This disease is characterized by progressive muscle weakness and pain. One type of this myotonic disease is adult onset, which is more slowly manifested. The other type is a more pronounced and aggressive. Another name for generational progression is genetic anticipation, meaning with each generation, the disease symptoms worsen.
Being the sibling that was not afflicted, Darcy struggled with guilt. There was a ...

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