As an individual with Duchenne, I have been an active member of the Action Duchenne community for many years. Having just finished my second year studying Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham, I wanted to find work experience with Action Duchenne during my summer.

During my time at Action Duchenne I have been writing content for the release of their new website, focusing on giving an overview on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Other content that I have written for the website includes describing the genetics and inheritance of Duchenne, the signs and symptoms of Duchenne and the clinical trial process. Due to my background in science I was in an ideal position to write about these various areas for the website.

I have enjoyed working at the charity, getting to know the team at Action Duchenne and how they operate, working to find a cure for Duchenne and improve the lives of those with the condition.

This internship was ideal for me as I wish to pursue a career in science communication, opening my eyes to one aspect of this field of work. I hope to continue to work with Action Duchenne in the future and look forward to the release of the new website.

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