Olly was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy just after his second birthday, in 2014. DMD is a cruel muscle-wasting, life-shortening terminal condition for which at present there is no cure, with 100 boys a year born in the UK with DMD. On average children with Duchenne may need a wheelchair by the time they’re 8-14 years old. By their mid-teens, some people with Duchenne will develop dilated cardiomyopathy. This condition affects the heart muscles, and life expectancy is around mid-20’s!!