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Ryan is Turning 34…The Day We Didn’t Know Would Come


For most young people celebrating a birthday is an exciting milestone. Although, for people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), these birthday milestones take on a whole new meaning.  Living with...
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Maintained stem cell treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy help Ryan Benton continue to fight back


There is a big difference in a “treatment” and a “cure”. This is something we learned early on as Ryan began receiving adult stem cell treatments. Many people assumed that…

Founder’s Focus – Ryan’s 33rd Birthday


Our founder Blake Benton explains why birthdays
for boys with Duchenne are a scary reality, although when given the gift of
stem cell therapy boys can still have a chance to live a life they’ve always
dreamed of.

After their FDA exemptions expired, the first two Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patients to be successfully treated with adult stem cell therapy meet for the first time.


Ryan Benton received the first FDA exemption to be treated in the United States using mesenchymal adult stem cells derived from umbilical cord tissue, paving the way for others to...