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.”