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 Charles William Stevens

Charles William Stevens

Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Death 2 Aug 1995 (aged 16)
San Lorenzo, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
Burial San Lorenzo, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
Plot Sec A, Plot 41
Memorial ID 15588838 · View Source
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GrandSon of Charles Winfred STEVENS and William Edgar SMITH
Brother of Nathan Jeremy STEVENS, forever & always !

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) (also known as muscular dystrophy - Duchenne type) is an eventually fatal disorder that is characterized by rapidly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy of muscle tissue. DMD is the most common form of muscular dystrophy. There is no available cure at this time, but there are 2 methods that have brought success for a few boys, but not yet approved in this country.

DMD affects young males due to its X-linked recessive inheritance pattern. Onset of symptoms usually occurs before the second year of life and begins with loss of endurance and strength in the legs and pelvis, eventually progressing to include the musculature within the entire body.

Two-thirds of DMD incidences are inherited from the mother, while the remaining one-third are caused by mutations in the genes of the egg or embryo.

DMD is named after the French neurologist Guillaume Benjamin Amand DUCHENNE (1806-1875), who first described the disease in the 1860s. It is caused by mutations in the gene which encodes dystrophin, an essential cell membrane protein in muscle cells.

Sleeping child please wake up
Day has started so should you
Chores and lessons are a waiting
Oh my child please get up!

I see eyelids start moving
He mumbles and he groans
Chores and lessons may be waiting
Still, his head disappears

I should take his blanket
And hide it in my room
Then again…what would he do?
Get another blanket!!

(c) 2008 Kathryn D. THAYNE

  • Created by: Carol STEVENS
  • Added: 2 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15588838
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles William Stevens (22 Mar 1979–2 Aug 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15588838, citing San Lorenzo Cemetery, San Lorenzo, Grant County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Carol STEVENS (contributor 46861595) .