Living With Becker Muscular Dystrophy: Ethan Britt’s Story

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YouTuber Ethan Britt takes time out from his usual filmmaking to discuss a subject close to his heart. In this video, the 18-year-old from Raleigh, North Carolina talks about what it was like when he was diagnosed with Becker muscular dystrophy (MD).

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Ethan explains that the first symptoms of the disease occurred when he began to experience pain while playing baseball. Initial tests revealed that something was wrong and further testing found that he had a mild form of Becker MD.

In the film, Ethan shares how he felt following his diagnosis and that he feels incredibly blessed to have a mild form of the disease. He hopes his video will help raise awareness of muscular dystrophy and give people a better understanding of those who have the disease.

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