Each day these freedoms are taken away from kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that weaken muscle strength and limit mobility. Together we can change that.
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The FDA has granted accelerated approval to eteplirsen for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy! Decades of MDA research and investment have paid off with the first disease-modifying drug available to treat DMD. We are filled with hope.
MDA is pleased to announce that we have launched a new MDA National Resource Center that is now available to provide families one-on-one support from trained specialists.
With more than $17 million committed to new research projects this year, we’re taking a big picture approach to accelerating treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.
Tracking down accessible accommodations doesn’t have to be complicated — if you know where to look and how to book
Born with a rare type of congenital myopathy, Tira is now mom to three healthy children: 5-year-old Tacari, 10-year-old Jaiden and 14-year-old Nylah.
Jimmy Valdes had a lot of things going for him: a good job, family and friends who loved and cared for him, and an optimistic outlook on life.
Our trained specialists are here to provide one-on-one support for every part of your journey. Send a message below or call us at 800-572-1717. If you live outside the U.S., we may be able to connect you to muscular dystrophy groups in your area, but MDA services are only available in the U.S.