Stephen M. Bailey, a longtime survivor of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder, who designed and created greeting cards, died Tuesday of the disease at his Perry Hall home.
He was 51.
The son of John Bailey Sr., a retired Baltimore County public schools administrator, and Marion Bailey, a registered nurse, Stephen Michael Bailey was born in Baltimore and raised in Perry Hall.
Mr. Bailey was 5 years old when he was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare degenerative neuromuscular disease for which there is no cure. It causes muscles in the body to atrophy until a person loses all ability to move or breathe.
By the time he reached the...