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Published May 02, 2012, 12:00 AM

Mark Boatman

Mark Boatman was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy as a child. The disease hinders muscle control, leaving him unable to make basic movements such as breathing and eating. Yet Boatman will graduate from the University of Montana with a degree in journalism this month. Justine Schulerud / Special to The Forum
Read the article: Beating the odds: Man defying disease that is often fatal set to get college degree