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Kyle

11

Age:

Dream Bedroom

Muscular Dystrophy

This young and debonair role model is Kyle. Despite only being 11 and diagnosed with a rare disability, he demonstrates all the qualities of a leader and those required to be a successful coach: knowledge of sports; excellent communication skills; the ability to inspire and motivate; determination and patience; physical stamina and a sensitive and supportive approach. Those who know him say he has been special from day one, with a kindness in his heart that puts everyone at ease. You can certainly see this when he smiles! Kyle is exceptional and admirable in every aspect. He has big dreams and will let absolutely nothing stand in his way of achieving them, including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This rare genetic disease causes the body to fail to produce dystrophin, which is a protein that allows muscles to regenerate. Without appropriate levels of dystrophin, the muscles of the body will atrophy and shrink over time causing a loss of mobility and function. Children who seem to be developing typically, with strong muscles and healthy bodies, will eventually lose many of their motor skills and the function of their organs. Kyle has unwavering determination. Kyle's number one dream is to be a college football coach. His favorite team is Florida State and let's just say he was not afraid to tell us what he wants his dream bedroom to look like!

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