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Being the Difference
Catherine Hantak, or Kay as she prefers to be known, is committed to finding a cure for myotonic dystrophy, a little-recognized hereditary condition.
Most people have heard of muscular dystrophy, one of the diseases that weakens skeletal muscles and begins in childhood. Myotonic dystrophy has many of the same symptoms, but also weakens the most critical muscle: the heart.
Kay knows all too well the devastation this disease can cause after losing four people very dear to her. But pity is the last thing Kay wants. “My objective is to make people aware of the disease,” she says, determined to make a difference.