Keith Martin has been an unofficial Muscular Dystrophy Canada Ambassador ever since his diagnosis with Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD) in October 2005. He attracted national attention in 2008 when he and four friends cycled across Canada.
Keith has shown Canada and the world that having muscular dystrophy cannot dampen the human spirit. During their Pacific to Atlantic cycle, Keith and his friends –The Flying Five- raised $150,000 to contribute to muscular dystrophy research. The ride is documented in the novel The Flying Five: The Odyssey of the Moving Muscles Ride.
Like his fellow ambassadors, Keith has a desire to improve the lives of those affected by muscular dystrophy. His dedication is evident in his willingness to share his story and attend events to assist Muscular Dystrophy Canada in reaching fundraising and awareness goals.
Keith is a regular at Muscular Dystrophy Canada conferences, walks and other fundraising and awareness events.
Currently in the process of completing a Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Keith also works as a Faculty Promotions Coordinator for UBC Athletics. Despite his busy schedule, Keith continues to attend events for Muscular Dystrophy Canada to share his inspirational story of hope.
For more information about Keith or the Moving Muscles Ride, please visit his website.