Gicela Longo
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  • Denville, NJ
  • United States
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About me:
I am a 41 year old mother of 1 child, Kelly. Kelly is 10 years old and is a manifesting carrier of DMD. Since her diagnosis (apprx 5 yrs ago), I have not read much about female carriers who are symptomatic and would like to meet both adult manifesting carriers and families who have daughters who are manifesting carriers.
About my family:
My husband, Paul, and I have been married for 18 years. We have one child, a daughter named Kelly. Upon learning of Kelly's condition, Paul and I have made it our mission to seek the best possible forms of treatment we could provide.
Name(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
Kelly Longo
Age(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
Denville, NJ

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At 7:13am on June 19, 2012, Terri Lawrence said…
Hello Gicela, I also have a daughter, Nikki, soon to be 9 that is a manifesting carrier of DMD. I would love to here your story and find out what doctor you are seeing. Nikki has her first appt. in July at UNC. How much does Kelly know? I am also in touch with 2 moms that both have 13 yr olds with DMD. My biggest concern is trying to minimize her leg pain which is prevalent most evenings. It is nice to know that their are others like us,
At 10:13am on May 9, 2012,
Nicole Herring

Hi Gicela,

It's nice to "meet" you! I love Denville, it's nice that we are so close!

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