Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Author with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy

Hello WITS community,

Most of you may know that WITS team member, Taryn Simpson is the ghostwriter for Jason Walker's memoirs. To jog your memory, Jason had quadriplegia and was the oldest living survivor (in his early 30s) of Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy. Taryn and Jason had a great time collaborating and the end result was an incredible book about his life, values, and strength. Taryn helped Jason get his book, Missing My Body, published in 2006.

His mother, Linda, asked WITS to let everyone know that Jason passed away March 16 at 9:30 p.m. in Thomasville, GA.

Jason once told Taryn that when she was notified of his passing, that he didn't want her to be sad because he would no longer be missing his body. He wanted us to keep his dream going and continue to help his book sell so he can help people even after he is gone. If you can Tweet about this or notify some of your groups, that would be great. The book can be purchased on

Please keep Jason's mom and family in your thoughts and prayers.

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