Hello everyone! We are back again for Strike Out Duchenne 2018! For the past 3 years you have helped us achieve amazing things through this campaign. This year is no different, your donations will again be matched for double the impact. Team Joseph continues to help fund cutting edge research and we are seeing those efforts become reality. Earlier this year the first ever Gene Therapy treatment was given to 3 boys as part of a trial at Columbus Children's Hospital. Team Joseph was one of the organizations that helped fund this $2.2m dollar grant. So if you were a part of our events over the last 3 years, your dollars have become a reality and are changing the future of medicine. Please help support Nathan, Joseph, and every other boy battling Duchenne and become part of the team that will Strike Out Duchenne and end it forever!
As many of you know, Nathan was accepted into a clinical trial for Exon Skipping last year. We travel to Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago every week for treatment. Based on the 24 week muscle biopsy they are seeing positive results and all boys in the trial a producing the dystrophin emzyme that they need to help preserve muscle function. Fundraisers like Strike Out and organizations like Team Joseph are a huge reason why some of these trials get off the ground.
We thank all of you for your continued support and hope that somehow, someway, someday we are able to repay the kindness and generosity that you've shown us since Nate's diagnosis in February 2015.
Ryan, Andrea, Nicholas, and Nathan