Jesse's Journey Foundation

Defeat Duchenne. Change Lives.


How far would you go for someone you love?

That’s the question that led to the birth of Jesse’s Journey when one family dared to dream about what’s possible after learning the crushing news that Duchenne muscular dystrophy had become a part of their daily lives.

When John and Sherene Davidson learned that their middle son Jesse was diagnosed with Duchenne they charted a life changing course for themselves-setting out to raise research funds to find the elusive cure.

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Young Jesse sitting outside.
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Research is at the core of what we do and finding a treatment and cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy is our only objective. In fact, Jesse’s Journey is the only Canadian charity solely focused on funding the most promising research to defeat Duchenne. That is why we continue to expand our research portfolio and encourage and invite researchers, clinicians and scientists to explore our grant program and why we seek input from parents and children affected by Duchenne.

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Family Support & Resources

If you or someone in your family has recently been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, you may be feeling very overwhelmed. It is difficult news to hear, and sometimes you may not know how to make sense of all the new information you’re receiving.

There are many resources available to you, and you are not alone.

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Today another family learned that they are now in a race with time. Their little boy needs our help through research, and for families who are in a race with time, the need for research is urgent. In Canada, almost three thousand boys (one in every 5,000) suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Few of these young boys will survive beyond their mid-20’s. For them – research is the road to hope.

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