Hi, I am Aryan Anand,a student in Class 9th of DPS, Bangalore North.I love science more specifically biology,i love to learn about the cell anatomy,muscles and so on.Allow me tell you more about this campaign of mine. A few days ago, our school had a program where the team from Fueladream.com told us about a crowdfunding program which is going to help raise funds for children who are suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a paediatric neuromuscular disorder predominantly affecting the male children. Dystrophin is a muscle protein which helps the muscle cells maintain their basic shape, integrity and strength. The absence or the low levels of this protein production leads to muscle breakdown, gradually rendering the person weak. Dystrophin gene is present only on the X chromosome.Till date, there is no known cure for DMD. Presently, treatment aims to control symptoms to maximize quality of life. Gene therapy that targets the Duchenne gene may become available in the future. Some scientists are trying to fix the defective genes so that they will make the dystrophin protein in the right quantity. Others are trying to make the chemicals that will mimic the proteins in the body. This will lead to treatment that will halt the progression of the disease.those
The fact that a contribution of just Rs 20000 can fund the treatment of a underprivileged child suffering from DMD for an entire year thanks to the efforts of the NGO called DART made me realise that I must do something to help. I strongly believe that we can help children suffering from DMD and make a difference to their lives.So join me to help boys with DMD to get a better future.