Speaking on rare diseases

Tyrone Starkie, left, accommodations testing coordinator at Wayne Community College, talks with Sydney Yocum, an associate in arts major. Starkie was born with muscular dystrophy and Miss Yocum has a condition called ataxia. Both will be speaking at the college Tuesday, as part of "Rare Disease Day," during a Lunch and Learn event in the student lounge at noon.

News-Argus/PHYLLIS MOORE

Tyrone Starkie has grown accustomed to the stares and the silence that accompanies them.

He is wheelchair-bound body because of muscular dystrophy.

But he knows something that perhaps they do not -- he can do anything he sets his mind to, except stand up straight.

It's a message he wouldn't mind sharing, if...

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