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Emery

(Age 14)

Ontario

Emery didn’t run or jump like the other kids. When he was almost five years old, he has a ruptured appendix, and that’s when doctors discovered that he had Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Emery says it’s not easy having Duchenne. His muscles are weaker than his 14-year-old friends, and he’s shorter than other boys because of his steroid treatments. But Emery has determination, and he’s supported by his family, friends and the wider Duchenne community.

Watch the video below to hear more of Emery’s story.