John Michael Shatzer is a 3 year old boy from Fort Worth, Texas. He was recently diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Currently, he is not able to run or jump and has much difficulty getting up from a sitting position. His muscles are constantly deteriorating.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a fatal, genetic muscle wasting disease that is primarily found in boys. Children affected by Duchenne are usually wheelchair bound by the age of 12. The progressive muscle weakness in the body leads to serious medical complications relating to the heart and lungs. Young men typically live into their early twenties. There is currently no cure or treatment for this disease.
The Dear John Michael Foundation was created by some of John Michael's biggest fans. It is our mission to raise awareness and find a cure for this devastating disease. The money we raise will help fund research and accelerate drug development. The more money we can raise, the closer we are to treatment and ultimately a cure.
Please help John Michael and other boys like him live a longer and healthier life.
Checks Payable to:
Dear John Michael Foundation PO BOX 81062 Midland, TX 79708 Dearjohnmichaelfoundation@gmail.com