Shelley Tudin


Shelley showed promising signs of becoming a talented artist at a young age. In high school Shelley was presented with the Art award in Grade 12. She continued her studies at the University of Guelph and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art in 1988.

Since then she has been an accomplished painter displaying her artwork around southern Ontario.

Shelley’s paintings demonstrate great attention to detail.


At just eleven years old, author Shelley Tudin was diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, a debilitating disease for which there is no cure. As the disease progressed, Shelley struggled and found some things out of her reach—such has her plans of becoming a nurse. Even so, she never let the disease prevent her from living life to the fullest.

In her memoir, "You’re Too Cute to Be Disabled", she narrates an inspirational story of how she battled the disease and it’s immobilizing symptoms to achieve her dreams.

"You’re Too Cute to Be Disabled" recalls her journey—growing up in Brantford, Ontario, Canada; graduating from high school in 1983; attending college at the University of Guelph; dealing with romantic relationships; coping with the loss of loved ones; and managing a weakening illness.

"You’re Too Cute to Be Disabled" shows through Shelley’s varied experiences, she gained the confidence, wisdom, and the power of positive thinking to turn dreams into realities. It shares her transition from a young, frightened girl to a self-confident, happy, independent, and incredibly tenacious woman through a lot of love, laughter, and tears.

Follow the links below to purchase a copy of You’re Too Cute to be Disabled” Living with Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy available in hard cover, soft copy or e-read.

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