There are no cures for muscular dystrophy. Some gene therapies are currently being trialed to combat the disease.
Dakota’s disease had progressed to the point where he couldn’t get in the shower on his own. The simplest tasks such as getting food in the refrigerator made him exceedingly tired. “Sometimes muscular dystrophy takes a toll on your body,” says Dakota. “Just doing simple things makes you tired.”
Never Giving Up
Despite the odds and the adverse prognosis given by his doctors, Dakota persevered in his rehabilitation efforts, encouraged by the gradual yet consistent results he witnessed through his rehabilitation program.
“Before, I needed everyone to help me at home,” says Dakota. “Now I can get in the shower by myself. I can get food and get into bed by myself. It makes me feel like I can do stuff on my own.”
Dakota praises the Ability Rehabilitation staff for their support and care throughout his health journey. “Everybody here is really nice. They treat you like you’re family when you come here,” he says. “They make you feel like it’s your home. The people at the front desk always say hi to you every time you come in; they know your name. Everyone who works here is rooting for you to get back to your normal life.”
Grateful for the success of his rehabilitation journey, Dakota wishes for others to experience the same positive and life-enhancing results. “I would recommend anyone to come here and get help for an injury they had or who are just trying to get their strength back or anything like that,” he says.
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