Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)

Nick Biddlingmeier

Location

Rochester, MI

Nick created this artwork at age 9 in an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held at the Detroit Institute of Art. He served two terms as MDA’s Michigan State Goodwill Ambassador.

Full name: 
Nick Biddlingmeier
Artist: 
Nick Biddlingmeier
Disease: 
Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)
Medium: 
Canvas Print

Mario Damiani

Location

Rockville, MD

Mario has enjoyed photography for many years. He graduated from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and works as a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Labor. This photograph was taken with a Nikon APS camera while Mario was on a trip to Germany in 2000. It’s a photo of the Heilig-Geist- Spital (Hospital of the Holy Spirit) in Nuremberg.

Full name: 
Mario Damiani
Artist: 
Mario Damiani
Disease: 
Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)
Medium: 
Photograph

Tommy Roberts

Location

Baltimore, MD

Tommy began creating art in childhood. He has a bachelor’s degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore. Tommy’s work has been exhibited at jazz festivals, museums and galleries throughout the country. His subjects range from the beauty and grace of ballerinas to the speed and power of horse racing. Tommy’s work also captures the essence of some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians.

Full name: 
Tommy Roberts
Artist: 
Tommy Roberts
Disease: 
Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Mark Sias

Location

Tucson, AZ

Mark created this self-portrait at age 17 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held at the Tucson Museum of Art. He graduated from Sabino High School. Mark’s interests include photography and classic cars.

Full name: 
Mark Sias
Artist: 
Mark Sias
Disease: 
Becker Myotonia Congenita
Medium: 
Pen & Ink

Carlos Serbia

Location

Bethel, CT

Carlos began painting professionally in 2007. He works part-time for the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. During his teen years, Carlos looked forward to playing baseball professionally, but weakness in his legs and pain while walking and running led to a diagnosis of BMD. As a child he enjoyed drawing, music and poetry. One of his paintings is used in the packaging of Ocumare Grand dark chocolate, produced by Amano.

Full name: 
Carlos Serbia
Artist: 
Carlos Serbia
Disease: 
Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)
Medium: 
Acrylic

DMD/BMD Guidelines — Cardiovascular Care

In December, the Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics published its recommendations for cardiac care in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) and carriers of those dystrophies in its journal, Pediatrics.

Summary of the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

Last Updated: 
Wed, 03/01/2006 - 13:40

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