I am pleased to pass along information about a new mentoring program focused on Becker muscular dystrophy. I was contacted many months ago by the program’s director, Lily, who has come up with a wonderful strategy for connecting and supporting people with BMD.
The goal of this program is to encourage regular and long term communication between mentor-mentee pairs, because life with BMD is in many cases something that cannot be discussed in only several emails, and because some BMDers could benefit from individual contact rather than talking on online forums. For this reason, the program expects that mentors and mentees to contact one another every other week for at least ten months. Mentors and mentees will be matched based on life experiences and interests.
Further mentor and mentee guidelines will be sent out in the coming weeks.
Here are links to the applications and I encourage you to sign-up if you have BMD and would like to be a mentor or mentee.