Our history

Way back in 1960, a young Doctor Byron Kakulas realised complete and total regeneration of skeletal muscle throughout the body was possible. This ground breaking discovery was made in quokkas that were suffering from paralysis.

This was of huge significance to human muscle disease research, such as the muscular dystrophies, which are the most common of neuromuscular conditions. It offered hope for a cure for the very first time.

Following the discovery, Muscular Dystrophy WA was founded in 1967 by a small group of parents in conjunction with the Rotary Club of West Perth and Professor Byron Kakulas.

While our strength has always been our investment into research and we remain committed to that, our aim today is to provide the practical help our community needs to help live their best life.

In 2017 we celebrated 50 years of funding research and providing Support for Life to our community and we look forward to many more years as long as our community need us.

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