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Grand opening held for new Muscular Dystrophy clinic

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The ribbon cutting of for the new Muscular Dystrophy clinic. The ribbon cutting of for the new Muscular Dystrophy clinic.
Kristi Schlett Kristi Schlett
Kristi Schlett and her son, Jackson. Kristi Schlett and her son, Jackson.
An examination room at the new Muscular Dystrophy clinic. An examination room at the new Muscular Dystrophy clinic.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – There is new hope for children and families suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. On February 24, the University of Louisville unveiled its state of the art facility which will bring highly specialized medical care for children battling MD.

The new clinic is a partnership between UofL physicians and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The opening bring hope to Kristi Schlett, a mother whose son Jackson suffers from MD.

"I'm very hopeful with things like this , the opening of this clinic, that there will soon be a treatment that will gives boys and other children with muscular dystrophies more hope and a more fulfilled life," said Schlett.

Muscular Dystrophy causes a loss of muscle function in patients. More than one million children are battling the disease.

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