a “Local Charity”?
We believe that it is important for donors to charities
to see the benefits and results of their donations
making an impact on the lives of people around them.
No one can deny the good feeling you get inside
when you see the wheelchair you helped to fund giving
a child their independence at the local supermarket.
the results of your donation is a strong incentive”
are many references to Muscular Dystrophy across
the internet and some are not up-to-date. We hope
that this will be one of the first sites that you
with that of Muscular
Dystrophy UK in your quest for
life expectancy of a boy with Duchenne Muscular
Dystrophy can now be into their mid 30's or even
40's due to the advancement of modern management
techniques. It must, however, be considered that
each person is different and Muscular Dystrophy
is a complex disease affecting people in different
ways, so the above longevity is best scenario.
Although there is
currently NO cure or treatment for this set of diseases,
there ARE some very good management
techniques in place and there
ARE some very clever people carrying out ground-breaking
which WILL result in a treatment
and/or cure. The future IS optimistic.
of the big names in the pharmaceutical industry
are already working on drugs that will offer a pathway
With the efforts of every person that donates as
little as 1 pence to us
the hope and chance of bringing about change and
developing a cure or treatment becomes closer sooner.
Together, we are stronger
Murray's diagnosis in 2005 we have become very
involved with Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK).
Quite simply, getting involved was our way of
damping down the shock and grief of the diagnosis.
Our involvement has empowered us to prepare.....
and hopefully make a difference
Nationally, Jane and Mark Field represent MDUK