Daniel Walters is determined to live life to the fullest

MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Daniel Walters, 18, with his dachsund pup Teo. Dan has muscular dystrophy but he refuses to let it stop him doing all the typical things a teenager would do. Picture: Kate Healy

MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Daniel Walters, 18, with his dachsund pup Teo. Dan has muscular dystrophy but he refuses to let it stop him doing all the typical things a teenager would do. Picture: Kate Healy

Daniel Walters refuses to let muscular dystrophy define his life.

The muscle-wasting disease might have confined him to a wheelchair and limits some of the things he can do, but he refuses to let the MD stop him from enjoying life as a typical teenager.

After seeing a story about brothers Max and Will Shorter in The Courier after their schoolmates at St Francis Xavier Primary School supported National Superhero Week for Muscular Dystrophy, Daniel wanted to let the boys know they can continue to live active lives.

“I get out and about, I usually watch movies, play video games, listen to music, hang out and do typical 18-year-old stuff,” he said.

Since his 18th birthday he also heads out to night clubs with friends.

”I want Max and Will to know that there are people who are older, who have the disease, who don’t let it affect what they do.”

The year 12 St Patrick’s College student is studying four subjects in his VCE including food technology to help him prepare for life after school.