Michael was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2010 at the age of 4. Duchenne is the leading fatal genetic childhood disease that affects 1 in 3500 boys worldwide. Michael turns 14 on May 20. He maintained much of his strength and is walking strong. He has endured more in a short time than many do in a liftime. He has participated in 2 clinical trials. He is a true pioneer for medicine. His attitude is great and has handled everything with little complaint. He is a hero to many but he doesn't see it that way. To him he is Michael, a 13 year old young man that wants to be like every other young man. Your support has helped Michael's Cause fund over 1.6 million dollars torwards research. Our goal is to save Michael's life and the other boys affected by this disease. Together we will find a cure.