SYMPOSIUM – June 30, 2018
1ˢᵗ State level Symposium on “INTEGRATED MODEL OF REHABILITATION FOR DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY” was held on Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ Jenney’s Residency Auditorium Avinashi road, Coimbatore.
Fathers’ Day 2018 Celebration
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”
– Billy Graham
We have celebrated Fathers’ Day on 16th June 2018 at Windsor Gardens, Thenkarai, Coimbatore, with our MDCRC kids and their families, where games were conducted for the Fathers and kids.
Mothers’ Day 2018 Celebration
“Successful Mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up, despite the struggles.”
– Sharon Jaynes
We have celebrated Mothers’ Day on 27th May 2018 at Arya Vaidhya Pharmacy, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, with our MDCRC kids and their family especially the Mothers.
AVP – MD CARE
AVP – MD CARE was conducted as two sessions on 09-05-2018 and 10-05-2018 for 14 children per day (28 children in total) who are under Ayurveda treatment for past 4 years.
Rare Disease Day 2018
Awareness events were conducted on Rare Disease Day (28-Feb-2018). Mr.K.Periaiah, Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore flagged off and started the campaign at Uppilipalayam signal
Duchenne – MD Care Proforma Discussion Meet 2018
Duchenne – MD Care Proforma Discussion Meet – International Guidelines Based was held on 14-Feb-2018 at Conference Hall – Kurinji Hospital.
In association with Mirchi a marathon event for kids to create awareness on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy was held on 21st Jan 2018, Sunday in Coimbatore. The event started from Bishop Appasamy College near race course covering short and long tracks 0.5 Km and 1.5 Km respectively. A few of our kids with DMD also participated being the front runners in 0.5 Km category. All MDCRC staff and our director Dr.B.R.Lakshmi participated in the event. Pamphlets were distributed to the participants and our children were felicitated on stage encouraging their spirit of sport.
PONGAL CELEBRATION 2018
At MDCRC we’ve celebrated this year’s Pongal in a farm with our children who are affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrphy and their families. Where our team & parents prepared pongal and traditional games like Uriyadithal, Tug of war & Sugarcane breaking were also played.
Children, Parents (from Coimbatore) and MDCRC staff members participated in a special walkathon event organised by Kaumaram Prasanthi Academy, School for Special Children. The event held near V.O.C park at Nehru Stadium on 10th Dec 2017, Sunday.
DIWALI CELEBRATION 2017
On this Diwali our children gave an inspiring stage performance of the historic play of Ramayanam, In the presence of Dr.K.C.Ramasamy (Chairman of Kurinji Hospital), Dr.B.R.Lakshmi (Our Managing Director) along with the parents of all the children.
WORLD DUCHENNE AWARENESS DAY 2017 – “Thalirum Tharunangal”
This year’s World Duchenne Awareness Day was special to all of us. We had our kids and their perform at length on stage. This day every year marks a day to honor the immense dedication of these parents and the health professionals throughout the world.
The awareness day celebrations started with the DMD kids from different parts of the state talking about their dreams and their aspirations. We were able to capture few of those dreams here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3LPRHFM91U. Generally there are events every year to celebrate with the kids and their parents where professionals would perform. This time around we had planned to actively involve the parents their families and their kids. There was a conspicuous consent when the idea was floated around. Then the practice sessions for the parents and the kids were planned out meticulously and the feedback was heartening and seeing their participation felt like they were over the moon the whole week until the event. The event had the kids perform to few Indian songs, one song on the grea Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. The mothers had a ball in dancing to trending tunes of 2017 and the father showcased their free spirited dancing flair on stage.
This to us marks an important event for the Duchenne community in general and also to understand the impact of Art on Mankind. The glee in their faces spoke a thousand words. It is an achievement of the parents who are in tremendous pressure and in a sober situation, to come out and perform. The event was named as ‘Thalirum Tharunangal’, which literally translates to budding moments. It is just to convey that there exists just the moments of their kids with them. The event was something of a reminder of our lives and the necessity to act with understanding and reflect as much as we can. The event was graced by Mrs. Mohana of Sharp Industries, KG Bhakthavatsalam of KG Hospitals and Mrs. Rohini of Avinashilingam University. We would like to thank all the volunteers and the other dignitaries for their presence.
WORLD DUCHENNE AWARENESS DAY 2017 – An Awareness Program
The 7th day of the 9th month representing 79 exons in dystrophin gene – Yes!!!!!!!!!! It is “WORLD DUCHENNE AWARENESS DAY”. An awareness program was held in “Avinashilingam Institute of Home Science and Higher Education for Women”, Coimbatore. Dr. B.R. Lakshmi, Director, MDCRC along with her team members gave a brief talk about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), its symptoms, diagnosis and other services that are offered by MDCRC. The audience included young and vibrant students of various departments like Special Education, Psychology, R&D Sociology and Physician Assistant. The rejoinder was overwhelming and they were ready to be a supportive hand in creating awareness of this lethal disorder among the public.
YOGA DAY 2017 Celebration
Mothers’ Day 2017 Celebration
“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers”.
Our Mothers are so special, we celebrated Mother’s Day on 21st May 2017 at Arya Vaidhya Pharmacy, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore.