Rare illness devastates man's life

IT is not the shortness of breath or the loss of muscle that bothers Warren Williams most but the fact he can no longer tease his two teenage sisters as they are now much stronger than him.

In October last year Williams, 34, was diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy, a rare genetic disease that attacks muscles, steals one's breath and can eventually cause paralysis and death.

According to the Myotonic Dystrophy Association, the disease is not well understood by the general medical community and it is considered to be rare.

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