I am Shin Ming. I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), the most common and severe form of Muscular Dystrophy (MD). MD is a chronic condition which causes the deterioration of the muscles and to date there is no known cure. Muscular Dystrophy robs my ability to do simple task like lifting my hands and performing daily activities such as feeding, dressing and so on. MD also affects my breathing which will eventually lead to respiratory failure.
Since I joined MDAS at the age of 13, I was encouraged to look beyond my limitations. I’ve benefited in various ways. MDAS provides me with the much needed confidence and support to overcome my condition and to live life to the fullest. Despite my weakening condition, I hope to be able to play my part in giving back to the community and help the association in whichever way I can. Through this, I sincerely hope that other members who are faced with similar predicaments can continue to receive support and be able to achieve greater things in life – like I have.
Check out the video below to find out more about my journey.