He ain’t heavy – learning about a sibling’s DMD diagnosis
Making sure everyone with DMD gets access to treatments and the ‘essential’ interventions that can make life worth living is key.
Progress in health and social care in European countries is helping many boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) to extend their lives beyond what was once dreamed possible, and to take control of their lives as they grow up and become men.
When Fabrizio Sottile went blind at the age of 17, he thought his dreams of becoming a world-class swimmer were over. But he wasn’t about to let Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) stand in his way, and he made his first appearance as part of Italy’s Paralympic team in 2016, aged 23.