An Elaborate Catapult Brought Smiles To A Teen With Muscular Dystrophy.
When Dylan Miceli-Nelson was 3 years old, he was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The genetic disorder is characterized by a lack of the dystrophin protein, which causes muscle cells to be easily damaged. Dylan lost his ability to walk in September of last year at the age of 14.
His parents, professors Dr. Stanley Nelson and Carrie Micelli, work as co-directors at the Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at UCLA, according to the Daily Bruin. Thanks to their social media campaign "Be Reasonable" and the help of other compassionate individuals, Miceli-Nelson has been finding ways to live with joy and confidence.
One of Dylan’s favorite hobbies is making videos – you might recognize him from when he pranked Smosh with the cast of The Hunger Games – and he’s recently made a wish to shoot another with Dude Perfect, a group of five guys known for their trick-shots.
Good news! Dude Perfect teamed up with Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant his wish, and it's one of their best videos yet. Check it out here:
Learn more about about the Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at UCLA here and don't forget to subscribe to Dude Perfect. With over a billion video views, they’re slated for their own television show on CMT this year.
Source: Dude Perfect