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Dan is an upbeat kid who loves to have a blast. And, like many young boys, he has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In this  beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully worded children's book, Dan introduces children to Duchenne sharing a look into his life and his feelings. 

When a child is diagnosed with Duchenne, it can be a scary and overwhelming time for parents and guardians. On top of it all, they must also worry about explaining to their young child exactly what Duchenne is and how it will impact them. 

While telling a child about a rare disease is never easy, we hope that our new, free resource, Dan and DMD, will help parents and guardians as they prepare to talk to their children about Duchenne.

Not only is Dan and DMD is a great resource for families, but it is also helpful for their friends and peers. Schools, communities, churches, and doctors' offices are among the many places where Dan and DMD can make an impact spreading knowledge and awareness of Duchenne. 

To order your free copy of Dan and DMD, please fill out the form below.

About the Authors

Author Joseph Yasmeh and illustrator Liora Yasmeh are siblings and aspiring doctors. They were inspired to write Dan and DMD by a UCLA course led by Rachelle Crosbie-Watson, Ph.D., Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology. The book was made possible by the guidance of Dr. Crosbie-Watson and members of The Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at UCLA.

Healthcare providers - interested in receiving materials like Dan and DMD for those you care for? Please visit our For Healthcare Providers page to request resources.