Hiccup in DNA Leads to Hope for a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Sometimes Andrew Steele looks up his condition on the Internet and reads about other kids with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Most boys who have the inherited muscular disease don't live past their 20s. But 12-year-old Andrew doesn't see himself as someone whose life is half over. He sees half a life left to figure out a cure. He is part of a research study at Cincinnati Children's testing a drug that could stall heart damage and buy time until researchers come up with a better treatment. "I believe one day there just might be a cure," Andrew says. "I'm that hopeful." Watch Andrew, his dad and his pediatric cardiologist talk about dealing with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.