Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic condition characterized by progressive muscle weakness and atrophy which primarily affects the skeletal and heart muscles.
I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My name is Kim, and I joined because of a close and personal friend of mine, Ryan Ballou. He and his father Ty started a charity called Ballou Skies to help raise awareness and funds to help fund research to prolong the lives of those with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I'm interested to hear how you guys are coping with this condition and what are your hopes, dreams, aspirations and how we can get the word out about the need for research. Please check out the Ballou Skies homepage if you have time and let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you. Thanks.
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