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Celebrating the ‘Sheroes’

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City-based Molecular Diagnostics, Counseling, Care and Research Center- MDCRC, non-profit organisation that works with children affected with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday at Arya Vaidya Pharmacy here. The event celebrated the mothers of kids affected with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) a neuro-muscular disorder.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. B.R. Lakshmi, MDCRC chief, said her organisation works with the motto “Science should reach mankind”.

“DMD is a lethal genetic neuro-muscular disorder which affects male kids. The kids are born fine, but due to the progressive nature of this X-linked degenerative disorder, the kids lose their lives during their early twenties.

The life-span varies according to the specific mutation in the Dystrophin gene. The disorder to this day doesn’t have cure world over. Today’s Science through Genetics gives us a tool to identify and confirm this disorder.

This sets a base for prevention which is a much needed offering in our country. If identified and confirmed early, the disorder could be prevented from affecting successive generations. Kids are precious, and it is human to sustain their quality of life and improve their living, until a cure is found,” she said.

Various games and cultural events and talent shows were held for the mothers of DMD-affected kids.

Lawyer and Tamil orator Bharati Bhaskar, Marbin Maindan Muthaiah and Krishna Kumar were the guests for the evening.

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