As the group of nine New Hampshire residents neared the Mount Everest base camp, the air was thin. Every movement took more effort than usual.
It’s a small taste of what life is like for Gus Dreher of Peterborough.
Gus has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a degenerative genetic disorder that can be carried by females but almost exclusively manifests itself in men. While the life expectancy for men and boys with DMD is increasing, the majority still die in their 20s.