Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Case Study

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As the chubby, asthmatic kid in elementary school, I thought my life was tough until my little brother James was diagnosed with a fatal muscle disease known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. My parents were devastated, but to me the situation seemed almost surreal. The impact of this diagnosis didn’t hit me until the following year when I entered high school. During this year James began his treatments at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio and I experienced first-hand how devastating the disease could be. James was paired with older and younger children who had Duchenne as well. Some were like him but others suffered from more severe cases. The wheelchairs that helped them stay mobile and the tubes down their throats that helped them breathe

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