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There was a time when 33-year-old Keisha Greaves hid her muscular dystrophy. Now, she embraces her condition with her inspirational clothing line, Girls Chronically Rock.

In 2010, Greaves, who had a bachelor’s degree in fashion design and merchandising and was studying for her masters at Framingham State University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, started noticing that she was no longer able to complete certain physical movements, such as raising her right arm.

“I would just repeatedly fall to the floor out of nowhere, and I had no idea where it was coming from,” Greaves told “Good Morning America.” “I thought something isn’t right.”

She was diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), which weakens arm and leg muscles. Even after Greaves visited a neurologist for testing, she said she still felt in denial about her condition.

“Even just going on job interviews at this time, or just going out with friends, I totally wouldn’t even tell them about my muscular dystrophy,” she said. “I would say I just sprained my ankle or I was in a car accident instead of just saying I had muscular dystrophy.”

It wasn’t until a few years later when Greaves decided to use her “passion for fashion” as a way to look at her disease in a new light.

“I said, ‘Hey, why don’t I start a T-shirt line,’ because I love wearing things that are comfortable, I love wearing T-shirts, so I wanted something with the word ‘chronic’ in it to incorporate for chronic illnesses,” she shared.

Greaves launched her line Girls Chronically Rock, which now includes T-shirts, bracelets, hoodies and clothing with different sayings, such as “Trust in Your Dopeness.”

“For me [Trust in Your Dopeness] means trust and believe in yourself,” Greaves said. “If you want to do something, you can do it.”



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Loving my new chair!! Just need some more practice lol

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