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.