Meet Owen, MDA’s 2016 South Dakota State Goodwill Ambassador

Hometown: Brandon, SD Diagnosis: I have Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD). BMD’s onset is usually in late childhood or adolescence. Generalized weakness first affects muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs and shoulders. Calves are often enlarged. There can be significant heart involvement. Favorite School Subject/Activities: I am in 3rd grade and my favorite subjects are reading and . . .

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Recap: Our 2016 Becker Muscular Dystrophy Conference

On Sept. 24, we held our annual Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD) Conference aimed at connecting families with researchers and other individuals living with BMD. The conference took place in Washington, D.C., and featured a wide range of topics that included understanding the root causes of BMD, how genetics and other factors contribute to the variation . . .

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