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Muscles for Mitchell

Raising funds for Harrison's Fund because we need a cure for muscular dystrophy

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Harrison's Fund

We raise as much money as possible to help researchers cure Duchenne MD

Charity Registration No. 1146662

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Muscles for Mitchell has been set up for our son Mitchell. Mitch is now 7.

He likes silly. He loves Minecraft, his scooter and running around with his friends.

In September 2014, Mitch was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This explains why he finds it hard to keep up with his friends, why he falls down a lot and why he tires easily.

There's no cure for Mitchell's condition and the natural course of the disease means that his muscles will waste away over time as his body is not able to make the muscle stabiliser dystrophin. At some point he'll lose the ability to walk.

Mitch is like any other little boy. He knows he has poorly muscles and that they can't be fixed. He wants to run as fast as his friends and not get 'worned out' so quickly. He wishes that Santa could fix his muscles, or that there was 'just some medicine that will magic it all better'.
There isn't!

This page is to help raise awareness of this condition and to raise vital funds towards essential research. All donations go to Duchenne charities and to funding vital research to find suitable treatments for this stinker of a disease.

In our first year we raised over £20, 000 for Harrison's Fund which went towards supporting their investment in promising research and improving access to clinical trials in the UK.

We have various fundraising events planned throughout 2016 to continue supporting registered Duchenne charities and hope that you can join us in making some memories.

Please like and share our facebook page to keep up to date with news and forthcoming events and to help raise awareness:
https://www.facebook.com/MusclesforMitchell

Thank you for your continued support.

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