I always hoped my book would help a lot of people. I never expected that I would meet any of those people. Last week, I met several at the PPMD conference. Today, I actually had a few of my adoring fans pay a visit to my home. Here I am with Lori (back, center) and her children (from left) Ben, Lydia (holding my dog, Zoe), and Sam, who came all the way from New Hampshire to meet me and have their copy of Worth the Ride: My Journey with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy personally autographed.
Ben and Sam both have DMD, so my book has been helpful to their family in showing them what is ahead on their own "journey." From the sound of things, it seems that they will be quite successful. At the very least, they will be taking that journey on some very cool wheels! Back when I was growing up (and yes, it was a long time ago), they didn't make wheelchairs like the ones in which Ben and Sam were cruising around the house.
It was a nice visit. I got to impart some words of wisdom (imagine that) and I even learned a few things myself. It's always good to be able to compare notes when you're facing something like DMD because there is never enough you can learn.
I've learned that I have fans across the country and around the world. So, if you're ever going to be in in the Philadelphia area, drop me a line. I'd love to meet you, too!