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#ThankYouThursday – 20 years of progress

November 30, 2017

On November 28, we celebrated Giving Tuesday – a day when people come together to celebrate philanthropy and support their favourite causes.

Today, it’s Thank You Thursday. Today, we’re saying Thank You to everyone who has supported Defeat Duchenne Canada for more than 20 years.

It’s amazing to look back and see how far we have come. 20 years ago, there were virtually no clinical trials happening yet for those facing Duchenne. Not many researchers were focused on this rare disease, and we didn’t hear it talked about very much.

Today, there are trials happening all over the world! World-class research teams are dedicating their time to searching for the answers to Duchenne, and we have seen life expectancy and quality of life improve for these boys – and young men – who face the disease.

Here are some interesting Defeat Duchenne Canada and Duchenne research milestones:

Links to research stories mentioned:

Discovering the Needle in a Haystack for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients

Researchers Prove the Gene Responsible for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Can Be Repaired

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gene Therapy in the Canine Model

Ottawa Researchers Discover that Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a Stem Cell Disease