Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy

‘Well, it looks like you have a Duchenne boy.’ My stomach dropped. The more I read, the more I started to become numb.’: Mom shares journey of son with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, ‘You are in charge of your outlook on life’

“I was so angry. I was angry at the doctor who said, ‘You have a Duchenne boy but here’s a great camp we offer. It’s free!’ I was angry at the physical therapists who had worked with my son for years and hadn’t caught on. I was angry I had to wait over a month to be told my seemingly healthy son is terminal.”

‘I was giving my son a bath when I noticed 3 little pubic hairs. I got an ominous call from our pediatrician at 6:30 in the evening.’: Mom works to cure son’s Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, ‘Where there is life, there is hope’

“The doctor abruptly gave Max a quick examination. WHAT?? Our world flipped off its axle. I cried incessantly. The overwhelming feeling of grief felt too much to handle. I said to my husband, ‘If anyone can cure this kid, it’s us! We were chosen to be his parents for a reason.'”

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