19 March 2010 - by ~ 1 Comment

Blogger Introduction: John

I am John Herrmann. At 41, I am one of the old guys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, but not the oldest. As a result of DMD, I use a ventilator 24/7, use a feeding tube to eat, and a power wheelchair to get around. I live in Rancho Santa Fe, California in San Diiego County. At present, I live with my parents and have nursing care sixteen hours a day. My sister, niece and two nephews live nearby, and my brother lives up in San Francisco. I have a supportive and loving family. My life is fairly content, despite the ups and downs of DMD. I have adapted, adjusted, and accepted and refuse to feel sorry for myself. There is no retreat. no surrender to DMD. I enjoy life as much as I can. I like to read (mostly sci-fi, history, philosophy, religion and spirituality, current affairs, science), write, watching movies (sci-fi, history themed, westerns,comedy, drama, documentary, foreign), watching documentary shows on TV, listening to most types of music (especially rock, blues, jazz), goiing to concerts, going to museums, nature walks, watching sports (mostly baseball. Go Padres!). Right now I am single, and looking for a woman to spend the rest of my life with. I have just started getting into disability advocacy and assistive technology advocacy and look forward to giving back to society. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog, Life of John at www.johnrsf.blogspot.com

  • Jonathan Hinek

    Hey, John. What’s it like in Rancho Santa Fe? Is it pretty handicapped accessible? I know the cost of living can be more expensive in California, but I’ve also heard that a lot of their services for the disabled are more comprehensive than in other states.