On the 20 November 2015 Phil and Julie Loosen were given life changing news. Their little boy was diagnosed with Becker muscular dystrophy. Harrison was just 4 years old.

We were heart broken, devastated.”

In many ways Harrison is like many other boys his age. He loves to dance and support his football team- Reading! But his parents had noticed that Harrison was having trouble walking upstairs, and was unable to run or jump properly- especially in contrast to his twin brother, Connor, and older sister, Summer.

After the diagnosis Phil and Julie searched online to find what support was out there. The couple came across Muscular Dystrophy UK, and made contact with us. After seeing the support the charity can offer they decided to fundraise for research into Becker muscular dystrophy by creating a family fund.

They have thrown themselves into fundraising since starting their family fund in April 2016. From grandparents and cousins skydiving to collections in local supermarkets. The family have raised over £40,000 so far to help fund Becker muscular dystrophy research. This is enough to fund over eight months work of ground breaking research.

How you can help

Muscular Dystrophy UK has been supporting families affected by Becker muscular dystrophy since 1959 funding research to find a treatment for this condition. With your help we can continue to fund research which could improve the lives of individuals living with this condition.

Setting up a family fund, like Hope4Harrison, is a great way to fundraise for Muscular Dystrophy UK to keep our vital research moving forward. Find out more about our Family Funds.

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