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Your life changes when you find out you have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Your muscles drastically weaken around age 4, and life only gets harder from there. When this happened to Jett McSherry, his parents Christine and Stephen knew they had to step up and do something.
In 2001, Christine and Stephen started the Jett Foundation as a way to help kids and families like theirs. Disorders like Duchenne muscular dystrophy can isolate a child and cut them off from the rest of the world. The Jett Foundation has grown to connect affected boys and their families in a way that was never possible before. There’s strength in unity, and the purpose of the Jett Foundation was to give boys like Jett the interaction and opportunities they wouldn’t usually get.
“The foundation has direct service programs such as camps and programs for siblings. We raise awareness. We raise money. We try to have programs for kids who are losing muscles,” Christine said.
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