For Duchenne patients, they are young men and boys, a brotherhood, fighting.
For everyone, connected by a cause, to find a cure, to improve the lives of those living with the disease.
All connected, all united, brothers in arms, a brotherhood united, a knot holding them together.
In 2007 the Romito family was hit with devastating news, Dominic was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The neurologist explained to them that Dominic’s muscles would rapidly deteriorate, he would lose the ability to walk, to use his arms, the ability to take care of himself. Eventually Duchenne would attack his heart and lungs and the disease would take his life.
Dominic, Collin, and Kaleb. Each one of them has a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). It effects an estimated 15,000 - 20,000 boys in the United States.
1. Directly provide funding to research for developing treatment and cures for DMD.
2. Conducting charitable events to raise public awareness as well as raising funds for our goals.
3. To partner with other organizations pursuing like goals.
4. To identify the best possible avenues to improve quality of life for people with DMD and augment funding in those areas.
The Romito Foundation Mission:
To improve the treatment and quality of life for all persons living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)