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Nebraska Boy Gets His Wish: Skydiving In Colorado

LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) – Seven-year-old Max Vertin has a disease that is weakening his muscles, but not his imagination.

Make-A-Wish Colorado says Max, who loves to pretend to fly like a superhero, soared Tuesday at an indoor skydiving facility near Denver called SkyVenture Colorado. 117 more words


BSO: These Boots Were Made For Filling

FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue firefighters are asking drivers this week to ‘fill their boots’ for a good cause.

In keeping with an annual tradition and partnership that started in 1954, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4321 hit the streets at 3 p.m. 79 more words


Crowdfunding Mixed with Social Networking and Healthy a Dose of Fun

In case you haven’t heard, crowdfunding websites have seen a huge increase in popularity over the years thanks to websites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and my favorite which is dedicated exclusively to non-profits,  243 more words

Camanche Muscular Dystrophy Association event celebrates 25 years

An area fundraiser has grown to become one of the biggest across eastern Iowa, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Camanche Muscular Dystrophy Association. 231 more words


Help me make bail - I'm an MDA Jailbird! Help Send a Couple of Kids to the MDA Summer Camp

I was contacted by the Muscular Dystrophy Association as some one nominated me to be put in “jail” to raise funds for the MDA summer camp program.   70 more words

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Exon Skipping for Duchenne Muscular Dsystrophy

There was some exciting data presented at MDA’s 2014 clinical Conference held this week in Chicago regarding gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

What is exon skipping? 180 more words