Tiny superheroes fight muscular dystrophy
CHILDREN at a Wyndham Vale kindergarten and childcare centre will don costumes and live out their dreams of being superheroes to help fight rare muscle diseases. The Community Children centre will resemble a scene out of a Marvel Comic movie when the centre takes part in Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s National Superhero Week on Thursday. Muscular dystrophy, a progressive muscle-wasting disorder with 60 different variations, causes immobility, respiratory problems and cardiac complications. Centre director Nicole Cooper said children and staff who dressed up would donate gold coins to the cause. Ms Cooper said the event taught children to be community minded. “We like to support a cause and make it fun for the kids,” Ms Cooper said. Muscular Dystrophy Australia executive director Boris Struk said children with muscular dystrophy needed to know their disorder should not hold them back from their aspirations. “They can be superheroes for a day or forever,” Mr Struk said. Money raised during National Superhero Week will support muscular dystrophy services and research.
Wyndham Leader, Melbourne
01 Sep 2015, by Sarah Anderson,