Middle school student with muscular dystrophy competing in Indy Mini

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Davion with his three teachers, Mr. Gee, Mr. Fiesbeck and Mr. Doss

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis middle school student with muscular dystrophy is taking part in the One America Mini Marathon to raise awareness and money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Saturday.

Davion, an 8th grader at Westlane Middle School, says he was diagnosed with MS at age three. The disease caused so much muscle degeneration that by seven, he had to start using a wheel chair to get around.

But Davion says he’s learned that strength doesn’t always come from muscles, but from your ability to keep going when the going gets tough.

“Not being able to do things that other kids my age can do is hard, but I haven’t given up,” said Davion. “This is my strength. I believe that with enough support, a cure can be found for my disease.  To prove this I am going to combine my strength and some borrowed muscles to help get closer to a cure for muscular dystrophy.”

Davion will be joined by three of his teachers during the 13.1 mile race.

If you’d like to donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, click here.

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