Local Mooroopna man, Kane Atkinson will be participating in Run Melbourne 2018, raising awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy Australia.
Kane's nephew, Kyzaiha, has a rapid case of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is the most common muscle disorder of childhood. Kids are confined to a wheelchair by the age of 10 and from there, it gets worse every day until they need a breathing machine.
“A couple of years ago Kyzaiha was walking and running like every other kid. He is now 10 years old and wheelchair bound. He will never walk again. Soon he will need to be on oxygen to help him breathe", Kane said.
“Kyzaiha means the world to me so if I can raise awareness for Kyzaiha and many other young boys suffering from Duchenne it would be an amazing feeling. He brings a lot of joy into my life and I'll do everything I can to leave a legacy for him. Feel free to donate to my page. The money will go to Muscular Dystrophy Australia”.
If you'd like to help Kane, you can donate at: https://runmelbourne2018.everydayhero.com/au/run-for-kyzaiha