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In Memory of Shelley Burks White

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen Jun 11, 2009. 6 Replies

15 things about your family that make you smile

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Pat Furlong, Founding President & CEO

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About me:
President/CEO of PPMD. In my earlier life, MS in Nursing, experience primarily in ICU, CCU, Dialysis, ER . Later taught nursing education and patient education.
Interests - DMD, insuring all of the pieces of treatment and cure are in place.

Read my Bio: http://www.parentprojectmd.org/site/PageServer?pagename=About_media...
About my family:
4 children. Chris and Patrick were diagnosed in 1984, the 'no hope and no help' era that thankfully is OVER.
Jen and Michelle, daughters, now live in Philadelphia and New York.
Husband is a physician.
Name(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
Christopher and Patrick
City:
Middletown

Pat Furlong's Blog

BREAKING NEWS: Houses of Representatives Passes MD-CARE Act Amendments!

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:12pm 0 Comments

The House of Representatives today approved the landmark MD-CARE Act so the law can continue getting results for all patients impacted by Duchenne and other forms of muscular dystrophy. The House approved the bill, H.R. 594, sponsored by Congressman Dr. Michael Burgess of Texas and Eliot Engel of New…

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Conference 20

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

― Maya Angelou



What do you want to be when you grow up? The question Dr. Sue Apkon asks every boy with Duchenne (girls too). The question, that for so many years brought tears to our eyes and a lump in our throat. The question that always resulted in mental math... if this happens and that happens, then maybe…. But now, it is reality. Our sons…

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PPMD Welcomes John Porter!

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 5:43pm 0 Comments

John Porter, PhD is a Program Director at the NIH/NINDS, responsible for managing a portfolio of research grants across neuromuscular disorders. That is his formal introduction, but the other side is that he has long been a friend to me and to our Duchenne community. In January, he announced his intention to…

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Strength Happens Together: PPMD Submits FDA Draft Guidance on Duchenne

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

June, 25, 2014 – Today is a landmark day for PPMD and the entire Duchenne community. We are so pleased that at our organization’s 20 year anniversary – after 2 decades of hard work and resolute persistence within the policy, legislative and regulatory arena – we are today able to provide to the US Food and Drug…

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Congressional Committee That Funds the FDA Recognizes PPMD-Led Efforts on Benefit/Risk, Draft Guidance; Applauds Collaboration with Agency

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 11:22am 0 Comments

For the first time ever, the appropriations bill that funds the Food and Drug Administration includes report language focused on Duchenne muscular dystrophy and championed by PPMD advocates.

 

This week the House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Agriculture and FDA…

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BREAKING NEWS: Houses of Representatives Passes MD-CARE Act Amendments!

The House of Representatives today approved the landmark MD-CARE Act so the law can continue getting results for all patients impacted by Duchenne and other forms of muscular dystrophy. The House approved the bill, H.R. 594, sponsored by Congressman Dr. Michael Burgess of Texas and Eliot Engel of New York, by unanimous voice…See More
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Conference 20

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.― Maya Angelou What do you want to be when you grow up? The question Dr. Sue Apkon asks every boy with Duchenne (girls too). The question, that for so many years brought tears to our eyes and a lump in our throat. The question that always resulted in mental math... if this happens and that happens, then maybe…. But now, it is reality. Our sons will grow up and 21-year-old Ben Dupree said it best, ‘attending the…See More
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Pat Furlong posted a blog post

PPMD Welcomes John Porter!

John Porter, PhD is a Program Director at the NIH/NINDS, responsible for managing a portfolio of research grants across neuromuscular disorders. That is his formal introduction, but the other side is that he has long been a friend to me and to our Duchenne community. In January, he announced his intention to retire from…See More
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At 1:50pm on June 18, 2012, Tammy said…

Hi Pat,

Do you know if there have been any studies on DMD boys and enzyme deficiencies?  I met with a 5th generation doctor from India that says this is very common, and a cause of many problems with muscular dystrophy patients.

Thanks in advance...

Tammy

At 6:05pm on April 11, 2012, stephen beggs said…

hi pat, just want to let u know that i am finding ppmd an absolutely brilliant resource and support. since my lovely wee nephew ben was diagnosed recently with duchenne, i feel as if i have become an expert on neuromuscular conditions. But we have to, as we have to take control for our boys. I think that you are an inspiration for all that you have achieved so far with pushing duchenne research abd treatment to where we are today. it is looking so much more promising. I recently sent u a friend request and would so appreciate to have u as a friend. God bless you pat and all your team. stephen beggs.

At 2:55pm on December 10, 2011, Lisa Guest said…

Hi Pat, I am happy for you to use photo of my boys. I also got an email fron Wil Nolan for the same request. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas...

Lisa Guest

At 10:14am on December 6, 2011, adnan sarwar said…

I m Adnan Sarwar from Pakistan. i m suffering from muscular dystrophy 

i m intrested to get some new research information and meet with other

md and their family for discuss issues related md.pls help me in this

connection.

At 2:46pm on May 15, 2011, Julie Leston said…

Dear Pat,

Thank you so much for responding back. I would love to speak with you. What time tomorrow (Monday) would be a good time to talk to you? My phone # is 847-856-1201 and email address is momsangel0507@aol.com. I do have your cell phone # and will be happy to call you anytime you are available. Take care and thanks again.

 

 Sincerely,

 Julie Leston

At 11:27pm on March 16, 2011, Audrey Tan said…
Pat was wondering have u heard about Dr.Rhodes in corpus christi texas reagarding the sts vecttor treatment?
At 2:03pm on January 24, 2011, Suzanne Desmond said…

Hi Pat,

I just wanted to let you know how happy I am to hear about the Super Bowl & the awareness that it will bring.  I also wanted to let you know that my Minister Rev. Richard Young spoke of you & the article of you & PPMD in the New York Times.  He said so many nice things about you & how your story touched his heart.  His sermon was called "When God comes down".  After the service I gave him a hug & thanked him for speaking about DMD & let him know that he has brought awareness to our congragation.  Just wanted you to know that.

God Bless,

Suzanne Desmond

Orchard Park, NY (Buffalo, NY)

At 7:58am on January 8, 2011, Gerardine Gardezi said…
Thank you Pat ,for replying.As it is all new to me i am slowly trying to assimilate information and this site is a great help.I read in a few places many mums talking about a carrier dvd that is available.Where can i access this?My family as a whole need advice and education as to how best to support my sister and her family.Enable Ireland is my next port of call this month.They will play a major role in the care of my nephew.All the talk of figures etc i find confusing.....different depletions,etc.I hope i will learn as i go along and the support i witness here is brilliant.My eyes have been opened so much here and i don't feel as lost as i was.At the end of the day it is parents and their children here that will guide us best i feel.Thank you for your time,Gerardine.
At 9:07pm on December 18, 2010, Char Burke said…

Hi Pat - Just read the article in The New Yorker.  Excellent article.  And whoever wrote it, sure did alot of background work.  Really enjoyed it.

Happy birthday!  I hope this year is the best year yet for you!  I hope Tom is doing well too and of course, your girls.  Thank you for your leadership, your tenacity and for all you do - Best -Char Burke

At 3:56pm on August 6, 2010, Ian Anthony Griffiths said…
Pat what do you think of this idea to utilize the 'One Voice' slogan http://duchennecommunity.ning.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-speak-with-one-voice?xg_source=activity
 
 
 

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