Muscle Owl Podcast

We’re a cheeky trio talking politics, disability and events. We provide updates and engage in discussion on topics within the neuromuscular and disabled community.

Muscle Owl Radio - Episode 51: Duchenne Awareness Day 2016 with Pedro Fernandes & MDUK

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It's World Duchenne Awareness Day, so this week we are talking to Pedro Fernandes, father of six year old Luca, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

We speak about the diagnosis and discuss our own experiences of diagnosis. Host Peter's brother was diagnosed at four, but our co-host Vivek wasn't diagnosed until he was nine years old!

Young Luca is also eligible for the drug, Translarna, and will be receiving his first set of treatment tomorrow!

Pedro and his family have a family fund with Muscular Dystrophy UK, through which they have completed a variety of different fundraising events, raising tens of thousands of pounds for research into muscular dystrophy.

*It's series 3, and the first episode of our new podcast format. Through 50 episodes, we recorded solely on the audio waves, and had so much fun doing so. Now we have moved over to the videosphere and the wild worlds of Facebook and YouTube! However, all our shows will be broadcast in audio podcast format here, as well as available from iTunes!

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