Healthy Living

College Student with Muscular Dystrophy Sparks Inspiration for New Therapy

Hawken Miller shows that a positive outlook is the key to quality of life


Miller focuses on the positive and says he's blessed. Many with Duchenne have severe cognitive impairment. When he gets tired, he uses a power wheelchair. Mentally, however, he is alert, on point and hasn't lost any cognitive skills.

He says, “The main thing I’ve gotten from Duchenne is that I focus on what I can do and don’t think about the things I am unable to do.” That’s how you should handle obstacles. Focus on what you can do and not what you can’t do and life will be happy and full.”