Latest Muscular dystrophy News

Illinois woman sentenced to 18 months prison in medical hoax

Jan. 24, 2021 11:50 AM EST

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 36-year-old southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison in a medical hoax that tricked people who gave her money and other benefits. Sarah Delashmit of Highland pleaded guilty in October to multiple fraud charges after authorities claimed she...

Highway Patrol steps in for muscular dystrophy fundraiser

Nov. 30, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy fighting a brave battle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy is giving the North Dakota Highway Patrol inspiration in its latest fundraiser. When considering a cause for their annual fundraiser, officers didn’t have to look further than their colleague,...