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Landon Doychak


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Landon’s story

Landon was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in March of 2012. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, affecting 1 in every 3,500 male births. The Duchenne Gene is found on the X-chromosome, and primarily affects boys.

Duchenne results in a progressive loss of strength and is caused by a mutation in the gene that encodes dystrophin. Because dystrophin is absent, the muscle cells are easily damaged. The progressive muscle weakness leads to serious medical problems, particularly issues relating to the heart and lungs. Young men with Duchenne typically live into their late twenties.

Like all boys his age Landon loves his X-Box, Baseball, Pokeman, playing outside with his brothers and swimming. Landon loves dogs, well puppies and our puppy Morty Bagels most of all. Landon enjoys cars and motorcycles. Last year he got to ride with his Dad for the first time on his Harley, which hands down was one of the best afternoons of his little life, thus far. Landon is always laughing and has a smile that can light up a room. One thing that we can all say is that he will live in a limitless world because of his amazing attitude towards life.