We are the Mischke's. A family of 5. 6 if you count our dog bear. We live in a small town outside of Kalispell called Bigfork, Montana. Our lives changed in the month of July 2008, when we decided our son Tyler (who is 5) wasn't where he should be physically, compared to other childeren. He wasn't running, unable to cimb stairs or ride a bike, and got off the floor really slow. We took him to his pediatrician and didn't agree with him needing an mri for his brain waves. So we had a second opinion at an orthopedic clinic that was offering a free evaluation. They sponsored Tyler to Shriners Hospital in Spokane, WA. That is where we learned he has DMD. Since than we have been researching, crying, and asking why. Now we don't worry about the why, just the how. How can we make him more comfortable? How can we keep him happy, healthy, and mobile?