Online Gaming Enabled a Patient with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to Exceed Physical Boundaries

Mats Steen died at the age of 25 from complications resulting from his Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to a Canada news story. Robert and Trude, his parents, were shocked by the life their son had led and felt alone and isolated after he passed away. Mats lived a large portion of his later years in his family’s basement. The news that their son would, in fact, be remembered by dozens of individuals around Europe that he had met online in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft caught his parents off guard.

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