March 25, 2019 For Many Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Bright Hope Lies Just Beyond Reach Scientists are testing nearly two dozen treatments that might stop the disease. But enrollment in the trials is very restricted, and few children qualify. Lucas was 5 before his parents, Bill and Marci Barton of Grand Haven, Mich., finally got an explanation for his difficulties for standing up or climbing stairs. The diagnosis: muscular dystrophy. Read the rest of the article here.