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Team Archer's Way was started 3 years ago after we received the devastating diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) for our then 4-year-old son. DMD is a progressive muscle-wasting disease that is the #1 genetic killer of children worldwide.
Archer is now 7 years old and these past few years have seen an amazing amount of progress. In June of last year we got our first early glimpse of what the future may hold when the Center for Gene Therapy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (led by Archer’s clinician, Dr. Kevin Flanigan) published some exciting proof of concept results in DMD gene therapy. They showed never before seen improvements across clinical benchmarks as well as parent videos of the boys riding bicycles, walking upstairs, and engaging in sports activities.
We have every reason to hope that truly disease-altering treatments are in our grasp, but there is tremendous work ahead taking therapies from lab bench to proof of concept to being available for patients. MDA has been an important supporter of this work for decades and with your help Team Archer’s Way has become an important supporter of MDA.
Team Archer's Way started out as 3 runners and has grown to a pack of 11 who are dedicated to training in the dead of winter to raise money for research that will help Archer and thousands of boys like him.
Please consider making a donation of any amount to support Team Archer's Way and the MDA.
To quote a DMD parent - "It's going to be a hell of a year, 2019." We couldn’t agree more.
Teryn & Matt