It's been 10 years since William was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystropy, a progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence. During these years we've witnessed advances in research and quality of life. Every year there is more optimism. This year the first drug to treat Duchenne in a small subset of boys was approved, yet there still is no cure and work to do.
Living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy does not define William. He's a happy and active High School Freshman and an excellent student. He's got a long list of interests ranging from computers, hacking electronics, programing, gaming, and exploring the world around him. He's able to thrive due to an amazing group of family, friends, teachers, aides, specialists, administrators, and doctors. William tackles needing to use a wheelchair to get around and must rely on help even for many ordinary tasks. Changes often come quickly and bring new challenges. Despite this he meets his challenges with creativity and a mature sens of pragmatism.
Now we need your support
This is the 4th year of Team Run4Will. Every year the team grows larger and we accomplish more. This year we have 8 runners and are running distances from 5K to the Half Marathon. We appreciate your generous support.
PPMD is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States focused entirely on Duchenne and has improved the treatment, quality of life, and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne through research, advocacy, education, and compassion. We can't do this without you.
How you can help
Click "Donate Now" on the right and make a donation. No donation is too small, or too big. Having William in our life and watching him grow constantly reminds us just how precious time is so, there is no better time to help than the present. Your support is tax deductible but, more importantly, it's needed right now.
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Chris, Anne, William Hancock and Team Run4Will