My name is Colin Werth and I am a 20 year old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I live in Virginia with my parents, younger sister Gwen, and dog Gigi. I recently graduated from Community College with a degree in Information Technology and I am currently looking for a job as a computer support specialist. My main interests include trains and traveling; I have traveled all over the world and been on trains in many different countries. I have included a picture of me during our trip to New Zealand in December 2013. My favorite experience was my trip to Japan because I enjoyed learning all about the Japanese culture. I was also able to ride on many trains including the high speed bullet train. My dream is to take a trip to Europe to ride a train through the Alps in Switzerland and Austria. If I could change the world, I would get rid of all sickness and disease including all forms of Muscular Dystrophy. There is too much sickness around the world and getting rid of it will make the world a better place. Many promising studies are out there to improve the lives of those with Muscular Dystrophy and many other terrible diseases. I help with as many medical studies as I can because I know they will possibly allow current and future generations of those with Duchenne to live happier, healthier lives. With all of the advancement in research in recent years I know that someday soon we will end Duchenne!
If I could have three people to dinner I would have Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking because I am fascinated by anything dealing with science and technology. I would love to hear what these three innovators would have to say. My day is a success when I make new friends and have a laugh because I know friendships make memories that last a lifetime and laughter is the best medicine. My favorite person to have around me is my grandfather because he is very supportive of me and has many great stories to tell about his life and important events in history.