Hello! Nice to meet you On little miss turtle.com!
My name is Melanie. I’m a 30-year-old, French-German globetrotter on wheels.
If you are looking for inspiration and for possibilities how to enjoy an intensive life and enriching travels with a progressive disability, you’ll feel right at home here!
On Little Miss Turtle I write about my eventful, funny, often weird and sometimes sad life with Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy. I was diagnosed at the age of 4 and got my first wheelchair with 10. Over the years, my wheelchair became my best friend and it continuously keeps me moving forward towards new experiences. I have a traveller’s heart and I love to discover new places all around the world.
- Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, or just LGMD, is a rare genetic neuromuscular disorder with almost 30 different subtypes. The disease mostly affects the proximal muscles and causes a severe loss of strength and muscle damage all life long. There is no cure for this condition yet.
My enduring experience in living with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2i has taught me to overcome fear as well as to free my mind from social convictions. Here, on this blog, I would like to share my story and especially all my travel adventures with you.
Thank you for being here! I appreciate it!