Extraordinary Humans: Muscles





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Published on Mar 31, 2011

NGC investigates the science of muscle by taking us on a journey inside the bodies of two remarkable humans with startling genetic conditions. 31-year old Jason Dunn lives with Dystonia, a rare disorder that causes his brain to

send faulty messages to his muscular system. Every waking moment his muscles flex out of his control, twisting his body into unusual positions. Ami Ankileweitz has Spinal Muscle Atrophy, a condition that has caused his muscles to wither away.
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udin1594 years agoLINKED COMMENT
It is very hard to life as Jason. I think Jason has strongest heart. God Bless You. :)
Brianna Gordy
Jason is very handsome. I forget his name but he reminds me of the actor who plays Viserys Targaryen.
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Alana Corbella
+Alana Corbella nevermind i saw just now that you already said that youve tried my bad lol
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goelia esteban mojo
he's still a very handsome man
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Farahin Zolkafli
+Jason Dunn you seems to be a very strong person. keep going!
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Ariana Lidicker
Was anyone else doing that 1 2 3 4 5 thing cause it looked cool😂
Chuck Norris
So, Dystonia makes it like he's basically flexing 80% of his muscles, and not being able to un-flex them?
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yep ... our muscles don't know how to relax
Aislinn Dream
+zambullidora it sort of hurts, just depending on which dystonic tic it is, but mostly because the muscle gets sore or because the way you bend hurts. I have Tourette's and some of my tics are dystonic.
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Catherine Buyck-Crauder
I have ataxic cerebral palsy, hypotonia, AND tardive dyskinesia. Luckily, due to early diagnosis and physical therapy for the CP and hypotonia, I can do most things... just a little slower and weaker. I can walk. Running is difficult, and jumping is nearly impossible. But I'm grateful for what I can do! Now, TD came from brain damage from anti-psychotic medications that I have to take. TD causes the left side of my face to move around uncontrollably. I am always chewing the inside of my cheek and tongue. Sometimes, it causes pain, but as long as I can walk, drink, and eat, I'm all right! When it gets too much, I put gauze between my cheek and gums, giving the cheek time to heal. So much of this documentary can be applied to CP and TD. It's the same problem: brain damage and misfiring neurons.
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Catherine Buyck-Crauder
+Alexander A What does THAT have to do with anything?  Not that it matters, but for the record, no, I am NOT cute.
renae wilson
+Alexander A wtf
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Samuelson baker
This guy is awesome.
Michelle Crosby
Very handsome, and bright man!
osiris Blanche
The second segment - I think it's funny, Ami - even with his condition, DOESN'T want to live with his Mother!! LOL
Fred Guy
Very strong person
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