Siblings beat the odds, continue to fight for a cure for muscular dystrophy
The Coast News | February 15, 2011 | By Lillian Cox
OCEANSIDE — Sarah Carlson of Oceanside has exceeded expectations all her life. When she was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, or MD, at 18 months old her parents were told she wouldn’t live beyond five years. Today she is a popular, 22-year-old biology major at Palomar College with plans of becoming a research scientist.
Younger brother, Scott, 20, also has MD. Like Sarah, he’s both tough and smart. Scott’s a junior in the aeronautical engineering department at UCSD with plans to go on to graduate school and pursue a career with Boeing or another defense contractor.
Currently, the siblings are recruiting members for Carlson & Co., their fundraising team, which is generating sponsors for the upcoming MDA Muscle Walk San Diego in Mission Bay on Feb. 27.
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