Dear New Friends,

Our 10 year old grandson has been diagnosed with DMD, Exxon 51. He is still ambulatory now but we are wondering what kind of home accommodations our son and his family will need to make in the future. They currently live in a 1400 square foot two story duplex. How wide do hallways and doorways need to be to fit most wheelchairs? Bathroom space, floor surfaces, chair lifts for the stairs, etc. 

Also, we live in Virginia. Is it correct that ALL children with MD are eligible for SSI and Medicare?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

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