Mum of boy with Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy praises Coronation Street for featuring rare condition



THE mother of a boy with Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy has praised Coronation Street for tackling and giving exposure to the rare genetic condition.
Emma-Jayne Ashley, 35, said that her son, Dregan Turner, 17, had medical problems immediately after birth, but it wasn't until he was nearly 15 that doctors diagnosed him with CMD - a severe, life threatening, neuromuscular condition which affects every organ in the body.
Last night viewers of Coronation Street saw character Steve McDonald - played by Simon Gregson - discover that both he and his unborn children could inherit the genetic... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 35
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