Each year roughly 20,000 children are born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy worldwide.
Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is actually the combination of more than 30 inherited diseases that all cause muscle weakness and a reduction in muscle mass. MD occurs when unusual gene mutations try to take over the body’s production of vital protein production. And while it is relatively more common for boys to be born with the rare disease, it is not uncommon in girls.
And despite not having a definite cure for the disease, one little girl isn’t letting her complicated life get in the way of her one true passion.
Ekaterina “Kate” Borodulkina first began experiencing symptoms of MD when she was just three months old.
Vigorous therapy sessions and constant appointments have left the young girl with very little energy to pursue her interests.
As her muscles continued to deteriorate, Kate can no longer sit up on her own or even hold her head up.