At the third annual Kindness Over Muscular Dystrophy benefit on June 9, local residents Jessica and Christopher Curran brought awareness and raised $140,000 to advance research toward a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Currans’ seven-year-old son, Conner, was diagnosed with DMD at the age of five.
“Conner is an engaging, thoughtful young boy who is always ready with a warm, bright smile that lights up his face,” said Christopher. “This smile amazingly remains on his face through numerous blood draws, MRIs and muscle biopsies. Because of Duchenne, Conner has had to endure the emotion struggles of coping with a disease that has limited his abilities to run and play but he has battled through his journey with a courage and inner strength that is an inspiration to his parents and family.”