Errict and Alex are two young boys who are both battling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most common lethal genetic disease of children worldwide.
- DMD is a progressive weakening defect of all the muscles in the body, including the heart, and primarily occurs in boys.
- It is 100% fatal, with a maximum life of 20 years or less.
The two children, Errict, 13, and Alex, 9, were diagnosed with DMD about five years ago. Their family vehicle and home is not wheelchair accessible. The mission is to help the Lavery family with the tremendous expense of retrofitting their home to adapt to the mobility challenges that Errict and Alex are facing.
Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. became involved after learning about the brothers. Kenaidan has commited to managing the construction process for the family, including trying to get other companies to support this effort.
One part of Kenaidan’s Core values is CETA, Care Enough To Act. It is defined simply by caring enough to act and reaching out to intervene with issues or potential problems; CETA is making the extra effort to help someone else.
The Lavery Family project is our first official corporate CETA project. Our goal is to organize and mobilize volunteers and corporate partners to make a difference. Our first step was to team up with Merit OpenShop Contractors Association of Ontario to ask for members’ help to provide a safe and healthy environment for the Lavery Family for the next phase of their journey.
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