Ridgefield resident Conner Curran is a seven-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder affecting muscles of the limbs, trunk, lungs and heart. Most Duchenne patients are confined to a wheelchair in their early teens and do not live past their late twenties.
The Curran family is desperate for a cure for Conner and the thousands of other boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. To that end, they founded Kindness Over Muscular Dystrophy (#KOMD) which operates under the parent nonprofit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.
The Curran's explain, "Kindness Over Muscular Dystrophy – our name says it all - because without your kindness, support and love we just can’t accomplish our precious mission to save our son’s life in time."
On Saturday night, June 10, friends and supporters gathered at the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford, NY for the second annual KOMD fundraiser, a sold-out event that honored Conner and raised more than $91,000 toward the fight to end Duchenne.
The Curran family says, "We are grateful to each and every one of you and we thank you for the bottom of our hearts because each day that you are there for us, we get that much closer to actualizing our dream. We believe in the power of kindness. We believe in hope. We believe a cure is out there. We believe in miracles."
If you were not able to attend the event, you can still donate to the KOMD by clicking here.
Learn more about Conner's story here.