Cause of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne is caused by a mutation on the X chromosome, which results in partial or complete inability to produce the muscle protein, dystrophin. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern. Males have only one copy of the X chromosome, which they receive from their mother. If their X chromosome has a DMD … Read more

The Carousel of Possible Dreams

Devin and I had the great privilege of attending The Carousel of Possible Dreams as guests of CureDuchenne. CureDuchenne was one of the four charities to benefit from this year’s Chicago area event, organized by the Festival of Children Foundation and held at the beautiful Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington, IL. We were very fortunate to spend … Read more


University of Florida April 23-25, 2017 Devin enrolled in the Imaging DMD study which has been designed to compare the muscles of boys with duchenne to muscles of boys without DMD over a period of 5 years. They observe and document the amount of muscle damage shown in the images from the MRI along with data from … Read more