Moonrise (Penny Wolfson book)

Moonrise (Penny Wolfson book)

Moonrise is a book written by Penny Wolfson. The full name, Moonrise; One Family, Genetic Identity, And Muscular Dystrophy, refers to her family and her son, Ansel, who has struggled through his life with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. As Ansel progresses in life, he gets weaker, and begins to use a wheelchair, but stays much fitter than most with Duchenne. Ansel later went to Columbia University. Incredibly enough, after 23 years of living with this disablity, Ansel still lives a healthy and productive life.

The author won a national magazine award for the article the book was subsequently based on.

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