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Israel’s ‘Little Steps’ Helps Duchenne Boys Catch the Waves

On a recent summer morning off the coast of Bat Yam, south of Tel Aviv, a dozen Israeli volunteers in wetsuits splashed in the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

But they weren’t there just for fun. The focus of their attention: three young boys gripping specially modified surfboards as they glided through the waves and their parents watched nervously from the shore.

“He’s a very positive kid. I don’t know where he gets it from,” joked software engineer Shlomi Goldschmiedt as he saw his 12-year-old son, Adi, emerge from the surf with a huge smile on his face.

Israel’s ‘Little Steps’ Helps Duchenne Boys Catch The Waves