Duchenne muscular dystrophy, often referred to as DMD, or simply Duchenne, is the most common form (of more than 30 types) of muscular dystrophy.
Muscular dystrophy is an overarching term for a group of muscle diseases, defined by muscle weakness. The Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Registry (CNDR) estimates there are more than 800 boys and young men in Canada currently living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and coping with its debilitating symptoms.
Receiving a diagnosis of Duchenne can be overwhelming, but we are here to make the journey a little easier for families who are searching for a more hopeful way forward. Our organization wants to connect you with the right tools to help you navigate your journey and ensure you know you are not alone.
We believe that when it comes to dealing with Duchenne, knowledge is not only power, but it is a source of comfort for families who are searching for answers that may change the trajectories of their sons’ lives.
Explore our site to learn more about what Duchenne is, how it affects those who have it and what your options for treatment are. If you have any questions about our web content or want to connect with other families who are on similar journeys, please do not hesitate to reach out.