Muscular Dystrophy Canada can assist Waterloo man in securing muscular dystrophy mobility equipment

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Toronto, Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada is stepping forward with a public offer to assist Josh Kortleve, as they do with all Canadians with a neuromuscular disorder, to ensure that he gets the equipment he needs.

“We are happy to have one of our Neuromuscular Service Specialists work with Josh and our partners to cover the costs of his equipment”, commented Stacey Lintern, Vice President, Mission for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. “We have been working with clients across Canada in this manner, and we are confident that we can undertake this work quickly and successfully.”

Each year, Muscular Dystrophy Canada assists thousands of people through their range of programs and services including funding for equipment, information and education support, individual and systemic advocacy and funding for research.

Living with a neuromuscular disorder can be expensive and currently, government funding does not cover all of the costs associated with equipment needs. Muscular Dystrophy Canada, in collaboration with other partners, is able to access funding for clients to alleviate the financial burden for clients and families.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada also works with governments and continues to advocate for positive changes for equipment funding that allows Canadians to live fully empowered lives.

“We want Josh to know that he can come to us. We want him to know that he is not alone and does not need to raise funds to cover these costs. We want to ensure that all Canadians living with a neuromuscular disorder, their families and care givers can reach out to us and we will be there to work with them through every step of their journey.”

Muscular Dystrophy Canada relies on their generous donors and partners to ensure that they can fulfill their role across Canada. Currently, there are an estimated 50,000 Canadians living with a neuromuscular disorder.

About Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well-funded research. To learn more about Muscular Dystrophy Canada, please visit or call our toll-free number at 1-866-MUSCLE-8 (1-866-687-2538).

Media contact information:
Stacey Lintern
Vice President, Mission
Muscular Dystrophy Canada

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