Thirty-six children affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and their parents took part in the World Duchenne Awareness Day observance here on Sunday.
The children were thrilled by fun-filled events such as toy car race organised by Molecular Diagnostics, Counselling, Care and Research Centre (MDCCRC), Coimbatore.
Magic show and balloon show were also organised to entertain the children from in and around Coimbatore who participated in the one-day event.
Parents Leelavathi of Kuniyamuthur and Radhakrishnan of Vadavalli were overjoyed to see their children happy with many such children of their age group. Children were happy and forgot pain and disability that always dominate their minds.
Managing Trustee of Swarga Foundation J. Swarnalatha delivered a motivational speech for children.
She asked them to identify their skills and strengths and work towards excellence.
She said that everyone should take care of themselves and be happy. Managing Director of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy P.R. Krishnakumarji was also present during the event.
Chairman of Kurinji Hospital K.C. Ramasami said that children affected by DMD and SMA and their parents should have a positive mindset. The doctor said that it was important that they are not weakened by negative thinking. “Believe that you can overcome physical disability by mental strength and positive mindset,” he said.
Source: The Hindu