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Parenting as a DMD patient


The sleepless nights and steep learning curve that will be familiar to any new parent take those challenges to new levels when that parent also has a progressive muscle degeneration and weakness disease.

But, even though it’s not been smooth sailing to reach this point, Mitch Coles isn’t letting his Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) prevent him from living his life as he embraces parental responsibilities.

Having written a well-received blog for Muscular Dystrophy UK on being a dad with DMD after his daughter was born, Mitch and his partner recently celebrated the arrival of a baby son who is set to bring them both a new round of exciting changes to their lives.