Muscular dystrophy life expectancy

Stuart Wickison has a rare genetic disorder; Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The average life-expectancy with this condition is in the early twenties, Stuart.

Stuart Wickison has a rare genetic disorder; Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The average life-expectancy with this condition is in the early twenties, Stuart.

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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

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

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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."

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."

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

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

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

Building on an unexpected future after muscular dystrophy diagnosis changes | Duluth News Tribune

Building on an unexpected future after muscular dystrophy diagnosis changes | Duluth News Tribune

Jenna & her husband Clayton have recently found out their three boys Charlie, Hayden & Lockie have Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy. We are raising funds to help them as the boys muscles deteriorate, leaving them wheelchair bound before their teens & with a life expectancy of 30 years.

Jenna & her husband Clayton have recently found out their three boys Charlie, Hayden & Lockie have Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy. We are raising funds to help them as the boys muscles deteriorate, leaving them wheelchair bound before their teens & with a life expectancy of 30 years.

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