NEWARK, DE - The Muscle Movement Foundation is pleased to welcome Coach Brian August and the Wilmington University Baseball Team this spring! The Wildcats have joined the MMF, playing with a purpose to "Strikeout Muscle Disease!"
Today, the Wildcat Family announced the signing of their newest player. The Wildcats signed 13 year old DMD Muscle Champion (duchenne muscular dystrophy survivor), Eddie Hazeldine, to the team! Eddie signed an official Letter of Participation for the 2016 season in front of Head Coach Brian August, MMF President Rob DeMasi, family, and friends. Inspired by Eddie's story, the team will be raising awareness and contributions to assist Eddie through his fight against duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common form of muscular dystrophy among children. It is a genetic disease that produces muscle degeneration and weakness in a variety of muscles throughout the body, and may affect the heart. Unfortunately, Eddie has recently lost his ability to walk due to DMD and will make the transition to a power wheelchair. Making this transition has been an emotional and difficult time for the Hazeldine family. The Muscle Movement Foundation and Hazeldine family are pleased to have gained the comradery and support from the Wildcat Baseball Team. Bringing a team effort the fight against muscle disease, the Wildcats are thrilled to begin their 2016 season!
If you would like to contribute to the Wildcats efforts in joining the fight against neuromuscular disease, please feel free to make a secure donation at any DONATE button listed on the MMF website.
Visit the link below to view photos from Eddie's signing day: