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Martin Stengård: Making Esports Champions with DuchenneCan mindset

February 2, 2023
  1. Martin Stengård: Making Esports Champions with DuchenneCan mindset

    Martin Stengård has many strings to his bow. Following his pursuit of music as a student and retraining in the software development industry, he is now working as a full-time cyber security specialist. Above all this, however, he is the proud father of Sigge, his 15-year-old son who is living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For…

  2. Lila Plakolli: Empowering others to embrace who they are

    Lila is a disability activist and performer living with Duchenne. Through their dynamic theatre performances and powerful advocacy speeches encouraging self-pride and self-expression, Lila is empowering others to accept and embrace who they are. Lila’s childhood began in Kosovo, but they moved to Switzerland as a child, where they were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy…

  3. 2022: A Year of Many Firsts

    For PTC, 2022 was a milestone-reaching, patient-supporting, award-winning, employee-engaging, community-driven year. It was also another year of many firsts. The first approved disease-modifying treatment for AADC deficiency, and the first marketed gene therapy directly infused into the brain, was approved in Europe and the UK. We also had the first global regulatory approval for treatment…

  4. Take on Duchenne Podcast: Women & Duchenne

    We are dedicating this episode to ‘Women & Duchenne’ in honor of World Duchenne Awareness Day which takes place every September 7. Tune in to hear from three incredible women: a clinical expert, a mother who is also a carrier and caregiver, and a scientist share their knowledge, perspectives and experiences. Each has a set…

  5. National Family Caregivers Month: Thank You, Caregivers

    National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM), which takes place each November, is a time to recognize and express gratitude for the more than 50 million Americans who provide care and medical assistance to their loved ones, including parents, children and siblings. We’d like to take this time to thank caregivers in the U.S. for their selfless…

  6. Adam Peska: Boccia Paralympic gold medalist from Czech Republic

    Adam Peska is an athlete from Czechia who won gold in Boccia at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo. He is the second person ever with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to win a gold medal in any event at the Paralympics. He has also won the Best Male Debut athlete at the 2021 Paralympic Sport Awards,…

  7. Lukas Fischer supporting people with Duchenne to live self-determined lives

    The Mathilde Escher Foundation was founded in 1865 and provides specialized housing, training, work, and leisure opportunities for people with muscle-wasting diseases in Zurich, Switzerland. Lukas Fischer is the Head of Communications and Head of the Graphic design workshop at the foundation. He is committed to the foundation’s goal of supporting people with Duchenne, and…

  8. PTC opens office in Poland

    On the 1st of September 2022, PTC Therapeutics officially opened it’s the newly established office, located in Warsaw, Poland. The new office marks an important milestone for our company and the patients we serve. PTC’s roots in Poland have already existed for several years, during which we have been invested in supporting the rare disease…

  9. PTC Measures Moments on World Duchenne Awareness Day

    Each year on September 7, the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) community unites to raise awareness for the 250,000 people around the world living with DMD. This year was no different, and PTC was proud to join the many supporters and advocates globally on September 7 to show support for the DMD community. This year’s theme…

  10. Benjamin James – Living with Duchenne means you CAN live the life you want

    Benjamin James has a first-class honors Neuroscience degree; he is also a patient advocate and a healthcare communications consultant. When he was four years old, Benjamin was diagnosed with Duchenne, which was managed in his younger years with steroid treatment, exercise and a good physiotherapy routine. As he reached his teenage years, Benjamin began attending…