I’m Rick Hamilton and my son Kalel was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the end of 2018. He is my who.
Now I'm on a mission to help find a cure for this disease because I want my son and other boys like him to be able to be carefree boys. To not have to be on strict regimens and constantly visit medical specialists. To not have to continually be stabbed for blood draws or treatments. To not be part of or overhear conversations about their life expectancy. To not worry about what it will be like and what others will think of them when they are forced to use a wheelchair.
I am running to help my son and other boys like him see the day when they can be carefree like their peers. I'm running so these boys can be boys. I am running to beat Duchenne!