John C. Graybill II was born with a clean bill of health in 1977. The first twelve years of John’s life were normal in terms of physical abilities.
In high school, two struggles arose. The first being running and the second picking objects up from the ground.
Finally, after four years of minor struggles with physical activities John’s parents sought the help of University of Pennsylvania physicians. After undergoing a battery of tests, in 1995, he was diagnosed with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy.
After high school, John furthered his education at Kutztown University, graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor in Science degree.
In 2005, John set forth on a course to improve his health. John began eating a vegetarian diet, taking supplements, stretching and exercising daily, and most importantly changing his psychology.
In 2007, John and his family formed the non-profit organization, “Beyond Labels & Limitations” (BL&L), to raise money for research dedicated to Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2A (LGMD2A).
To date BL&L has issued $40,000.00 in grants to researchers with the intention of curing LGMD2A.