Advocate for DMD
Concord, North Carolina, United States
Bryson Foster is an 18-year-old young man from Concord, North Carolina, where he lives with his parents, Phil and Claire. Bryson was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was just five years old. Now thirteen years later, he’s a thriving senior in high school who’s inspired millions of people around the world.
Bryson has traveled throughout the country speaking to sponsors and families, as an ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Quantum Rehab/Pride Mobility Products. Bryson served a two-year term as MDA’s National Ambassador in 2012 and 2013. He’s appeared on MDA’s annual Labor Day Telethon with long-time host Jerry Lewis and on other forums such as Larry King Live, Oprah, Today, and Good Morning America.
Bryson is very active in school as a member of the National Beta Club, National Technical Honor Society and as an announcer for Vex Robotics and school sporting events. His love for sports and amazing ability to share a story, has led him to attend sports journalism camp at the University of North Carolina. He’ll be attending college next year with plans to pursue a double major in broadcasting and marketing.
Hear Bryson’s message of hope in this heart-felt video: