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Stories tagged: muscular dystrophy


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Brother of Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier dies of complications from muscular dystrophy

Fortier had been with her brother since Tuesday afternoon, when she was pulled from the Gonzaga bench in the fourth quarter of the Zags’ West Coast Conference championship game against …


FDA approves first muscular dystrophy drug; awaits proof it works

Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication.


Bloomsday buddies

Competing in the unofficial wheelchair division – in the back with the strollers – Donna Husick and Gail Ableman probably will not win Bloomsday on Sunday. But when they finish, …


Childhood hero: Story of long-ago friendship comes to movie life

At daybreak Sunday morning, Spokane Valley’s Pratt Elementary School was bustling with children. The gym was crammed full, and desks were cleaned and lined up in one of the classrooms …


Taped MDA fundraiser set for 3 hours on Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No tote board. No Jerry Lewis. And not from Las Vegas. An annual Muscular Dystrophy Association television fundraiser goes a new way Sunday, with a different …


Panhandling ordinance would hinder some nonprofits

Richard Henderson stood on the busy corner of Division Street and Third Avenue on Thursday, occasionally reaching into the street to accept a couple bucks from drivers stopped at the …


Dad helps paralyzed son earn degree at Whitworth

SPOKANE — When Ryan Sutherland wanted to go to college three years ago, his father, Steve, went with him. Not just for a visit, but to stay. The father and …