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Their Voice: Student, mentor share triumph at graduation


At the age of 8, Porter Aydelotte and his family received his diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For those who do not know much about muscular dystrophy, it is a condition marked by progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles. There are actually nine types of muscular dystrophy and Duchenne is one. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by an absence of dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact.

 

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