15-year-old with Becker Muscular Dystrophy given specialist help

Tuesday, 08 March 2016

Helping Jack stay positive 

The masonic charities are helping to keep a teenager mobile as he lives with a progressive neuromuscular condition

Jack is 15 years old and has Becker Muscular Dystrophy, a life-limiting condition that causes muscle weakness and chronic pain. 

He will eventually lose his ability to walk and his life expectancy may be shorter than average.

Hydrotherapy is essential for Jack to keep his muscles strong and ensure he remains mobile for as long as possible, but NHS facilities in his area are limited. After an application for support by his Freemason father and grandfather, the masonic charities have provided Jack with a specialist hydrobath to ease his pain and a hydrotherapy exercise pool.

Jack’s mother, Rachel, said: ‘There are no words to express how much the support of the masonic charities means to us. Without it, Jack would not be the positive, happy boy he is today.’

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