These three brothers all have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which will rob them of their ability to walk and decrease their life expectancy to under 30 years each. #itsMYCAUSE #crowdfunding #RareDiseaseDay
Like most boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Anthony wasn’t diagnosed until age 3. Children with DMD are usually wheelchair-dependent by adolescence and their life expectancy is only into their 20s. Watch Anthony’s story and learn how genetic carrier screening can impact families who are affected by this genetic condition. http://hubs.ly/H046r1g0
Man battling muscular dystrophy completes Chicago Marathon
Maickel Melamed, the last of more than 40,000 finishers, completed the Chicago Marathon in just under 17 hours. He has muscular dystrophy. At birth he was given a life expectancy of one week. "Your life is the most beautiful thing that could happen to you. Make the best with that."
Getting this on the inside of my wrist with lavender for the ribbon color, in honor of cancer awareness. Cancer tried to take my mother, my grandmother, my uncle and my aunt from me, and did take my grandfather. Here's to hope for a cure ~KS