Everyday Tips & Tricks for Families

Inspired by Angela Knight, a PPMD advocate and Duchenne Mom who lost her battle with cancer in 2020, PPMD Knight Hacks is a one-stop-shop for all the everyday tips and tricks needed to make everyday life with Duchenne a little bit easier. Hacks have been gathered from the Duchenne and Becker community and featured on this hub.

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Easy Teeth Brushing

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Take your best friend with you! Use a bike trailer to bring your dog everywhere with you. This is great if you have limited arm...

  • Submitted by: Garrett Sapp

For help with lifting. This can help caregivers with lifting when fastened around a person.  Helps with transfers as it gives a good place to...

  • Submitted by: Mallory Dupree

For easier transfers. Try a 3/4" plywood cut and put under toilet and wrap with white stripping raises toilet to 21" for easier transfers. WATCH...

  • Submitted by: Patrick Moeschen

Avoid water everywhere. Adding a rubber strip along the base of your roll-in shower can help avoid water all over the floor of the bathroom....

  • Submitted by: Patrick Moeschen

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Thanks to the generosity of PTC Therapeutics and members of the community, PPMD has established PPMD Knight Hacks: Everyday Tips and Tricks for Families, in memory of Angela Knight.

One of Angela Knight’s enduring legacies is that she never let Duchenne stop her son Jack from doing everything he wanted in life. Whether it was creating travel adventures, finding accessible transportation when there seemed to be none, or setting Jack up for successful independent living in college, Angela always found a way to make things work.

Angela was loved by the PPMD community, and we hope her legacy lives on through Knight Hacks and every day actions taken by community members to support and lift each other up.


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