It’s a story about a boy and a dog – but not just any boy, and not just any dog.
Eleven-year-old Parker Strobeck has been living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy since he was three. One of the nine types of muscular dystrophy, it’s caused by the absence of a certain protein that keeps muscle cells intact. As a result, patients experience increasing muscle weakness.
“Parker has recently gone from being able to walk part of the time to now needing a wheelchair full time,” explained his mother, Kerri Strobeck. “One of the hardest things is looking back at things we know Parker used to be able to do that he can no longer do. We have our ups and downs, but we try not to dwell on the negatives and take life one day at a time.”