Josh Winheld died at the age of 32. Winheld was a master’s student in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. He was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at a very early age and was in a wheelchair since the age of 10. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism before pursuing a master’s degree in urban studies. In 2009, Winheld published an autobiography, “Worth the Ride: My Journey with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,” chronicling his experiences living with DMD, and with disability in general.
Josh Winheld (Necrology). 2009. AAG Newsletter 45(6): 18.