Monday, June 25, 2012

Nurse with muscular dystrophy plays 'guinea pig' for muscular dystrophy research





"Curtis Shortt has been a nurse at Southeast Alabama Medical Center since 2000. Today, Shortt works in the hospital's telemetry department so that he can keep working despite have muscular dystrophy."

He doesn’t mind being a medical guinea pig.

"Shortt has facioscapulohumeral dystrophy. It’s one of the more common forms of muscular dystrophy in children and adults, affecting muscles of the face, shoulders and upper arms and eventually muscles in the feet, hips and abdomen.

"Shortt makes trips to cities like Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Birmingham to donate blood and tissue for muscular dystrophy research." 

Read more about Curtis here:  


http://www.dothaneagle.com/lifestyles/local-nurse-plays-guinea-pig-for-muscular-dystrophy-research/article_6bca7c16-1897-5af8-af54-fe5b001469de.html

Bravo Curtis!

With thanks for all you do,

Donna