This isn't a picture of me or my son, it's just the picture shown on the site from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. What you will find on this page, is a description of my oldest son's disease. He is my hero, and has taught me so much about grace, courage, and living life to its fullest. I will miss him so much when he's gone. Words fail to honor what his short life will mean to me.
June 29, 2013: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a recessive X-linked form of muscular dystrophy, affecting around 1 in 3,600 boys, which results in muscle degeneration and eventual death. The disorder is caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene, the largest gene located on the human X chromosome, which codes for the protein dystrophin, an important structural component within muscle tissue that provides structural stability to the dystroglycan complex (DGC) of the cell membrane.
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