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At 3:24pm on January 4, 2013, Sif Hauksdóttir said…

Your children are really beautiful! :)

At 7:11pm on January 2, 2013, kimmy watters said…

your childern are so beautiful how are they doing.

At 6:52pm on January 2, 2013, kimmy watters said…

 hi betty my name is kimmy watters i just want to share that i do admire you very much  i have friend who has dmd,  . i just have  lot respect for  the mom there are just so strong do you ever cry sincerely  kimmy

At 2:33pm on March 21, 2012, Jessica Divin said…

Hi Betty,

We were in Cinci yesterday and I think I might have briefly met your son and husband as we were heading to the cafeteria.  My son Ben is 6 also and was a bit hungry and grumpy so we didn't get to chat much, but I thought I would try to connect with the families we met yesterday through ppmd :) Take care, Jessica

At 2:52pm on October 6, 2011, Robin Taylor said…


HI - just a follow up. My sister and I sent a note to Coaching for a Cause but neither of us have heard anything yet.  Can you send me your father-in-law's phone number?  I will give him a call.

At 12:31pm on September 23, 2011, Robin Taylor said…


Hi, I just heard about the Coaching for a Cause event at St. Pius October 15.  I sent a note to to the organizer (I think it is your father-in-law) to volunteer to help. My sister works at St. Pius and sent me the information; she also wants to help.


Are you guys going to be there?  I would love to see everyone.


At 10:18pm on September 14, 2011, Robin Taylor said…

Hi Betty!

I'm scrolling through PPMD's site and checked my blog (I don't write much on it). How are things going for everyone?  I think about you often after meeting everyone at the Triathlon and hearing that Charlie was also diagnosed with DMD. 


Our Duchenne Challenge Cup hockey event was a big success ~$30,000 for PPMD. They are already talking about next year. 


The research information on the PPMD site sounds promising for exon skipping. I pray they come up with something soon.

Let me know if you and the family are ever in Omaha, I would love to see you again.

Robin Taylor 402-305-0701

At 8:00pm on February 12, 2011, Karen said…

Welcome Betty.  Sorry to meet you here.  This disease can be very isolating so I am glad that you found this group.  There is a lot of knowledge here.  Please remember that dmd is a spectrum disease and every kid manifests differently.  Let your son let you know what he needs and arm yourself knowledge to help him be all that he can be.   If you can travel I recommend the PPMD conference.  Take care.

Karen (mom of Erik 18)

At 9:04pm on February 11, 2011, Lisa Groeger said…

Sorry about your news..I have 2 with DMD and it was tough finding out about the second one..but we are surviving, thriving and we're all ok..That was 12 years sons are now 16 and youngest boy 9 does not have DMD.  Have you tested your baby yet?..don't get discouraged..If you need any advice just ask..hang in there.

Lisa Groeger

At 9:30pm on January 2, 2011, Athen's Page said…
Hello Betty, how are you doing? Have your other sons been tested yet? I know how it feels to not know, I wanted so badly more children and don't know yet if I'm a carrier or not...Still waiting to see a genetic counselor.
At 10:46pm on December 24, 2010, Perlita & Gordy Hains said…

Welcome - i havn't been on the site for a little while, life is crazed w/ our 3 young sons... our 4 yr old Levi was dx 2 yrs ago - it was a complete shock.  Time will help you and the rest of us are here as well.  The people I've met thru PPMD have truly CHANGED my life.  It's a tough road but the road is being paved so our boys will have a smoother ride, I can feel it!!!!   xoxo  perlita    

At 11:11am on November 13, 2010, Athen's Page said…
Welcome Betty! My name is Renea, my 4 year old son has also been recently diagnosed. I also have a 2 year old boy named River. I have not yet been tested nor has my youngest. We will bear that soon enough I guess! We will be taking Athen to Children's Hospital in Dallas, Texas to see Dr. Susan Iannaccone ( an expert on DMD and also accepts Medicaid).
At 1:47am on October 8, 2010, Penny Hauer said…
welcome you have a place to find many answers and its a good thing. you will be busy with your little ones and coming here to find answers will be great for you again welcome Penny send pics we all love seeing the boys and their families

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