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Disabled student's body giving out, but he's not giving up

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PUYALLUP, WA (WKOW) -- The body of a high school student in Washington may be giving out, but he is not giving up.

16-year-old Josh France is battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy and always dreamed of being an actor. With his body weakening, he knew it was now or never.

Josh's condition means his muscles gradually weaken. He already struggles to lift his arms. The condition has gone from his legs to his head. There is no cure. But so far, his singing voice is unaffected. So Josh took on the role of Humpty Dumpty in his high school's production of Shrek.

"When he sang, I was blown away," exclaimed theatre director Chris Tavern, "I don't really know how to explain it, other than the dude knows how to sing and doesn't let his body get in the way of that."


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