My name is Matt, I am 24 years old and I was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy aged 6. Duchenne is a progressive muscle wasting disease, worsening over time. It is a rare form of muscular dystrophy that affects about 2,500 people in the UK according to Muscular Dystrophy UK.
I am writing this blog to describe some of what life is like with the condition and to talk some of the issues around Duchenne. I want to talk about living as a disabled person and discuss other issues surrounding disability in general such as wheelchair accessibility. It is important to me to inform people about my condition but to also show others that having a disability should not limit your life.
I really enjoy gaming on pc and console, so I also want to share some of the things I have found that make gaming easier for me such as voice control software.