Philip Hojgaard-Olsen is a 19 year old Australian whose biggest dream is to move out of home and live independently. But Philip was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder that affects boys.
DMD leads to progressive loss of muscle tones, including the heart and respiratory muscles. Most people with DMD do not live past their thirties.
In the face of such growing challenges, Philip’s yearning for adventures and personal freedom grew stronger. Despite hailed as a champion among people with disabilities, the desire he and many others like him have is to live “normal, normal”.
Philip is currently living a normal life in Denmark.
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