Muscular Dystrophy By: Courtney day

Muscular Dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.

This condition can't be cured, but treatment may help such as therapy and medicine.

Muscular Dystrophy cannot be prevented because it is a genetic disorder. If you have a family history of Muscular Dystrophy, genetic screening maybe helpful for early diagnosis. These tests can be performed on a child, an adult, and even a fetuses in the womb.

Some educational resources that are available for this condition are teacher presentations, frequent teacher-parent meetings and student presentations. All schools are very open and flexible to making sure the school is safe according to their condition.

Some community resources include disability rights, employment, working, equipment (wheelchair), rehabilitation programs, center for independent living and parent training and information centers.

This is William. William is my favorite little boy ever and is an amazing kid in his own way. William got diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy as a little kid, but then put up for adoption at the age of 3 because his biological parents didn't want him. I'm so thankful that my best friend's parents decided to adopt him and take him in as their own because he is the best boy I have ever got to see grow up as their own individual.

He said he was ready to go to outer space on his new chair to go up and down the stairs
His new bike specialized just for him!

William is now 7 years old and recently got to try some new medicine that the doctors discovered to give his family the best news ever that Will will live to be about 15 instead of 9 years old!!

The broad categories for this condition is only hereditary. The general categories for this disability include cognitive, physical (slightly), learning and emotional/behavioral.


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