To crack the code of FSHD, patients are essential. Every breakthrough in FSHD has been made because patients and their family members got involved. We are hopeful that a treatment is within sight; your participation will move us closer to discovery.
FSH Muscular Dystrophy is highly variable, even among affected family members. Each person has their own unique journey with FSHD. The FSHD Society is here to educate and empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally.
There is great power in community. Around the globe, individuals with FSHD are living proof of that. When we come together, each bringing our unique strengths to bear, we inspire each other to reach higher than we can when we go it alone.
Education is our Best Weapon for Change
FSHD University is your center for advanced education about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy. Our webinars and other contents are designed to empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally. Our departments of Physical Health, Wellness, and Research provide treasure troves of videos, articles, and resource lists, provided by the world's top experts, including many people living with FSHD. FSHD University is a place for you to gain knowledge, make friends, and find hope.
Latest Blog Posts
Which one is right for me? by Amy Bekier, San Diego chapter director No one chooses to use a wheelchair, and many who are still mobile opt for a scooter hoping it’s not the end of their walking life—and to avoid the perceived stigma of using a chair. Once you have crossed the threshold to…
By Alex Kiselyov, CEO, Myocea, Inc. Myocea is a biotechnology startup with a focus on neuromuscular disorders. Our product pipeline is championed by the small molecule GBC0905 (Rebastinib) aimed at the treatment of FSHD Type 1 and Type 2. Myocea…
Upcoming Featured Events
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT In this month’s FSHD University webinar, psychologist David Younger will teach you about one of his favorite mindfulness practices. It will help to demystify the concept of mindfulness so you can put it into action in your daily life in a...Find out more »
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET This monthly meeting is for those of you who are providing care to loved ones with FSHD. This virtual meeting is a safe and supportive space to share your experiences, challenges, and helpful tips with other caregivers. Please respect our rules restricting this meeting to caregivers (or "sharegivers," as Isaac...Find out more »
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT Learning, discovering and testing: a researcher’s journey into FSHD Angela Lek, PhD, will share her scientific journey as an FSHD researcher. Her work is focused on understanding the molecular circuits Dr. Angela Lek that are perturbed in response to DUX4...Find out more »