Muscular Dystrophy


Muscular Dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of degenerative, muscle destroying, neuromuscular disorder. The cause of this dystrophin deficiency disease is simply said to be ‘a defective gene’ and the disease is hereditary as well as ‘instant’ by its nature. The progressive deterioration which usually starts from skeletal muscles of the body spreads to destroy the internal organs such as lung muscles and cardiac muscles, as the condition progresses. Though there are variations across the 9 major types of Muscular Dystrophy, all of them could collapse the normal living ability of the afflicted. A live anecdote for this miserable disease could be well explained by the written appeal of a peasant from the Bashi village of Mirzapur district in Uttar Pradesh, addressed to the President of India seeking permission to mercy kill of his 4 sons aged between 10-16, as reported in our major national dailies on 12th August, 2009. The available treatment for this disease are stem cell therapy and steroids.

So inorder to aggrandize and amplify the cognizance of this disease and to render monetary benefits to those life challenging children, SANGARSH’17 joins hands with MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY FOUNDATION INDIA, MADURAI. In addition to it, SANGARSH’17 will also definitely extend its widest support in preventing this disease and we believe this venture will definitely be a breakthrough in making those children dreams come true.