Marks big Fight

by mlucas in Darlington, Durham, England

Marks big Fight
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On 12th December 2017 we successfully raised £260 with 12 supporters in 35 days

I want to raise as much as possible towards funding research in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

by mlucas in Darlington, Durham, England

I have signed up for a boxing match in order to raise money towards finding a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystropthy. My close friends little boy, Mitchell, was diagnosed with the condition and there is currently no cure.  I thought that some people would pay good money to have me get punched in the face, hopefully I'll be doing most of the punching, but having the sponsorship will make it all worthwhile.  If you want to know more about the Mitchell and his condition, I have taken some information from his facebook page and it is attached below. 

Muscles for Mitchell has been set up for our son Mitchell. Mitch is now 8. He is very silly. He loves Minecraft, YouTube, dodge ball and running around with his friends.

In September 2014, Mitchell was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy; a rare, genetic neuromuscular condition caused by the lack of a protein called dystrophin. It is a serious condition that causes progressive muscle weak...ness. This explains why Mitchell 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 significantly and progressively limiting his mobility. The condition affects all muscles, eventually affecting the heart and impairing respiratory functioning...

Mitchell loves life. He is a particularly happy boy, although he can also be very grumpy and dramatic! He knows he has poorly muscles and that they can't be fixed. He doesn't yet understand what this means for his future. He wants to run as fast as his friends and not get 'worned out' so quickly. He wishes that the scientists could find something to fix his muscles. As yet they haven't found it. 

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