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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the 21st Century Cures Act

Dr. Eileen McCormick, DO, is the pediatric neuromuscular director at the Beaumont Neuroscience Center in Royal Oak, Michigan. She has been a provider for MDA clinics since 1994. She attended and graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University in 1988 and has over 29 years of diverse experience, including in the treatment of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Joanna Johnson lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with her husband Paul and two sons Elliot (13) and Henry (10). Elliot and Henry were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare and devastating degenerative disease, in 2007. Joanna works full time as a high school Spanish teacher at Unionville High School.