DMD Discussions – Joeanne Smith

“always find something to be grateful for” – Joeanne Smith

Joeanne Smith

Personal Experiences

  • adopted into her nuclear family as an infant
  • single mother of 2 children
  • son Zak passed away in 2011
  • daughter Farah is 30 yo
  • is a manifesting carrier
  • diagnosed several years after her son passed away
  • uses a power chair full-time
  • lives in Australia

Family’s Duchenne Medical

  • powerchair use
  • foster care child
  • minimal biological family history known

Education, work & volunteering

  • FFD

Romantic Relationships:

  • single mother

read Joeanne’s autobiography here