Join Coalition Duchenne’s 5th annual Expedition Mt. Kinabalu to help raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a not-so-rare disease that most of us have probably never heard of.
It’s a fatal muscle wasting disease that affects 1 in 3,500 boys across the globe. First it robs them of their ability to walk, and then before long they start struggling to speak, and eating and breathing becomes difficult.
Eventually it will take their lives, often before they reach the age of 20. The cruelest part of the disease is that it leaves their minds, and dreams, unaffected.
Sabahan Cath Jayasuriya is a mother of 3 and her son, Dusty, has Duchenne.
She lives in California, but is returning to Sabah for the 5th Annual Expedition Mt Kinabalu, a quest to reach its summit and raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Having gone from 30 to 60 to 100 participants in pervious years, in 2015 Coalition Duchenne will once again take 100 climbers to join the cause by summiting Mt. Kinabalu.