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Celebrating surviving 50 years with muscular dystrophy

Andrew Taylor wasn’t expected to live beyond his teens.

“I guess the prognosis wasn’t so good,” he told 7.30.

But now, more than 40 years since he was diagnosed with a severe form of muscular dystrophy, he has turned 50.

It’s a milestone for anyone, but for him it’s a truly remarkable achievement.

When he was a little boy, Andrew Taylor was clumsy and tended to fall over a lot.

At seven, he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder that occurs in about 1 in 5,000 boys and causes progressive wasting of the muscles, eventually affecting breathing and the heart.

Celebrating Surviving 50 Years With Muscular Dystrophy