Every breakthrough in FSHD has been made because patients and their family members got involved. We believe a treatment is within sight; your participation will move us closer, faster.
FSH Muscular Dystrophy is different for everyone. Each person has their own unique journey with FSHD. The FSHD Society is here to educate and empower individuals to live their best lives until a cure is found.
There is great power in coming together. Around the globe, individuals with FSHD prove this every day. It is each person's unique strengths, skills, and interests that makes our community strong.
The FSHD Society is the world’s largest research-focused patient support organization. We work with people and organizations to identify the barriers slowing down the discovery of treatments and cure, then work together on solutions.
Following the highest standards financial accountability, the FSHD Society has transformed the landscape for FSHD research, and is committed to making sure that no one faces this disease alone.
Education: A Patient's Best Weapon for Change
FSHD University is your center for learning about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy. Our webinars and other resources are designed to empower individuals with FSHD to live their best lives, physically and mentally. Our departments of Physical Health, Wellness, and Research provide videos, articles, and other resources, by the world's top experts, including many people living with FSHD.
FSHD University is a place for you to gain knowledge, get connected, and find hope.
Latest Blog Posts
Our May Women on Wellness group discussion focused on a topic that is always a big concern, fatigue. This is a group of women who meet monthly on Zoom and share a common bond of having FSHD. “We speak openly with each other, however we maintain confidentiality of who shares what, as this is a…
Unleashing the Power of Collaboration: Achieving More for FSHD Together
by Ken Kahtava, FSHD Society This blog post was originally published here on the Project Mercury website. On 11 May in Leiden, NL, the Project Mercury global task force members met for the first time to chart the path forward for achieving the…
Women on Wellness – Instrumental activities of daily livingZoom Virtual Meeting
First Wednesday of every month 5:00 pm ET | 4:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm MT | 2:00 pm PT Our topic this month is what we call "Instrumental ADL’s (e.g. managing finances, housekeeping, shopping, yard needs, etc.). We all face these challenges and look forward to our discussion and sharing of solutions. This is...
Feeling Fit with FSHD – Bill HerzbergZoom Virtual Meeting
18:00 PM CET | 17:00 PM UK | 12:00 PM Noon ET | 11:00 AM CT | 10:00 AM MT | 9:00 AM PT Mitch Wade and Bill Herzberg Last month we had the wonderful opportunity to work out with fitness trainer, Mitch Wade. This month, we bring you Bill Herzberg, a retired physician with FSHD...
Wellness Hour Movie Night – Crip CampZoom Virtual Meeting
5:00 pm ET | 4:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm MT | 2:00 pm PT Change of topic! Instead of Happy Hour, this month we will enjoy another Movie Night conversation. In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped”...
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