DMD and Me: Living with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy

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A Day in the Life *This project was part of a larger story about Physical Therapy students who created children's books to help different age groups cope with a diagnosis of Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy. Read more about the project here. DMD and Me: Living with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy tells the story of a typical day in the life of a young boy with DMD. It’s reflective of the different ways that a child with DMD interacts with the world and how they adapt to it to achieve all the things they want to do. Mariah Cairer, a Doctor of Physical Therapy student, remarks on the importance of having these types of stories available to kids who deal with DMD as well as other diagnoses.  “Having these resources in your clinic for kids to explore, especially in rural areas where they maybe wouldn’t have access to this… is something I’d want...

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