About Us Patient Advisory Board Ana Chadwick My name is Ana Chadwick - my son Gabriel was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy just before his 4th birthday. With the amazing support of family and friends, I set up 'Hope for Gabriel'; a small charity run by kind volunteers, with the aim of raising funds to aid Duchenne research and to raise awareness of this disease. My main interest at the moment is to raise funds towards the expansion of clinical trial capacity in the UK. I believe this project will benefit everyone living with DMD, as well as giving more children/young adults with this disease the opportunity to take part in clinical trials. I also have great interest in the link between DMD and learning difficulties. I am currently doing some research in to supporting families dealing with the practical side of having a child with special educational needs.