Video Gamers Rally Behind A Local Man With A Rare Disease


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Video gamers from around the world have raised money for a local man with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

DMD is a rare disease that causes frequent falls, which slowly cut down the changes of ever walking again.

Rich Horgan, the older brother of Terry Horgan with DMD, founded a Boston-based biotech nonprofit called "Cure Rare Disease" that has spent over two years developing a treatment for Terry.

Duchenne’s also impacts the heart and is only found in 1 of 3,500 boys worldwide. It is rarely found in girls.

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A lot of Rich's fundraising events happen in-person, so with the coronavirus pandemic he was worried about hitting his goal.

The video game community has hosted live charity events through streaming, and raised over $200-thousand.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports:

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