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Ohio 5th grader looking to FDA for Christmas present

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There's hope this holiday season for a young man battling a life-threatening condition.

His name is Brody, and he's in the 5th grade with one Christmas wish, but it isn't for Santa, it's for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


When Brody was just 8 weeks old, he was diagnosed with a disease which causes his muscles to break down over time called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

There's no cure for it, and not even any drugs approved by the FDA to treat it. Brody's mother recently testified before an FDA panel in hopes of changing that via a drug called Drisapersen.

Brody was the first child in the country to test the medication as part of a national clinical trial. His mother says with it, he's been making gains like never before. Now, at age 11, Brody is hoping the FDA approves the medication.

You can learn more about Brody and his particular type of muscular dystrophy by clicking here.


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