Batavia man with muscular dystrophy celebrates 50th birthday
Aug 28, 2013 1:35 PM - If someone turns 90, it's awesome. Ninety-five is even better. One hundred is big news. Fifty? Not so much. Yet Robin Hewitt of Batavia, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and recently celebrated his 50th birthday, has long surpassed the average life expectancy for the disease. "Robin is amazing," says his friend Dan Sladek, a former director of the Muscular Dystrophy Assocation in Aurora. "I don't know anyone who has such a will to live."