Eighteen-Year-Old to Raise Awareness for Muscular Dystrophy and Enjoy Final Dream Trip

In the News | April 5, 2017

With the help of Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, eighteen-year-old Brandon Martz will travel from Michigan to Washington, D.C. for a final Dream trip to see the nation’s capital, share his story, and raise awareness for muscular dystrophy.

Brandon, who turned eighteen last April, has always been interested in history and government. He was elated to have had the opportunity to vote in his first presidential election this past November. If it weren’t for his condition, Brandon would join the Armed Services after his high school graduation. Diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) at the age of four, he was given only ten years to live. Fortunately, a clinical trial that he has participated in over the last eight years has given him more time than expected and he hopes to enjoy every moment that remains.