Entries by Sheryl Marrazzo

College Bound

I’ve been getting asked lately how I feel about college. I’m really excited about the opportunity to go but also nervous about moving away from home. It’s a mixture of emotions I call nerve-cited. I’m sure most people feel the same way, but there’s another thing added on that I have to be nervous about, […]

Parents Swap Stories at the CureDuchenne ‘Futures’ Conference

Sheryl, John and Jake shared their story with other Duchenne parents and kids at the CureDuchenne’s Futures conference, held November 3–4, 2018 in Needham, Massachusetts. Jake, now 15, was diagnosed with Duchenne in January 2011, just before his eighth birthday. “We couldn’t move Jake, so we had chair lifts installed, which insurance didn’t cover,” Sheryl […]

Jake Talks to 1st Year Medical Students at UMass Medical

Jake was asked to be a guest speaker talking to first-year medical students at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) on September 12, 2018. He spoke to them about what he thinks makes a doctor world-famous. Jake had them laughing which the students told him was the highlight of their day. One of the […]

Hudson Mother & Son Complete Title 9 Triathlon in Hopkinton

HOPKINTON — Just before 8 a.m. Sunday, Sheryl Marrazzo crouches down and places both her hands squarely on the sides of her son’s face and leans in close until both their foreheads touch. just a few short minutes, Marrazzo will be competing in the annual Title 9 women’s sprint triathlon, which she’s done for the […]