Connection with Muscular Dystrophy
I was wondering if anyone knew the answer to the following?:
My little brother had Muscular Dystrophy, of which he died from when he was 16.
Because of this, I have noticed that Stephen King has made reference to this disease several times in his work. I think i have come across it 3 times now, the last book I'd read being The Dark Half.
Out of curiosity, today I googled "Stephen King Muscular Dystrophy" and was intrigued to discover that this year the book "Joyful" has been released, which contains a character who has MD.
I was wondering if anyone knew what the connection was between SK and MD? I think there must be a reason why he refers to this illness so often, perhaps he knew some one who suffered from it?