Prevalence of Muscular Dystrophy
About 1 in every 7,250 males aged 5 to 24 years old have muscular dystrophy, yearly. With a disease this common and this unfortunate, there are a lot of support groups and organizations that are dedicated to support the muscular dystrophy patients and to find its possible cure. One of the most prominent organizations is MDA or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which will be discussed in a bit.
The organization, the community, and the world are saddened by the passing of MDA’s beloved Jerry Lewis on August 20, 2017. The iconic comedian, humanitarian, and generous fundraiser for MDA have been loved for decades. Let’s take a look at the life of Jerry Lewis.