Meet Ryan, MDA’s 2016 State Goodwill Ambassador from Illinois

RyanRyan IL

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Age: 13

Diagnosis: I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is caused by an absence of dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact.

Favorite School Subject/Activities: My favorite school subjects are PE and Math.

Favorite People and/or Pets: Aside from my mom, dad, and sisters, I love the Chicago Blackhawks.

Interests: I enjoy going to watch the Chicago Blackhawks, playing my Xbox, and hanging out with my friends.

My Favorite Things About MDA: We actively raise money for the MDA Muscle Walk. I also love being a buddy at the MDA Muscle Team and attending events to benefit MDA.

5 Fun Facts About Me: 1. I am participating in a clinical trial for DMD. 2. I manage my 8th grade basketball team. 3. I enjoy MDA Summer Camp. 4. I have 3 older sisters. 5. I went to Super Bowl 50 in California.