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Lisa Harvey Vittek

Rocklin, California
My personal blog, http://www.cureforkayla.com, is dedicated to my daughter Kayla Vittek who was born with congenital myotonic dystrophy. Myotonic dystrophy, aka: myotonic muscular dystrophy, is the most common form of muscular dystrophy and affects 1:8000 people worldwide. It is a degenerative... Full Bio
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Stanford Medical Students Learn About Myotonic Dystrophy First Hand

Left to right: Jane Hull Harvey, Lisa Harvey, Kayla Vittek (front), Dr. John W. Day and Dr. Gilbert Chu Kayla, my mom Jane and I...

DOCTORS TREAT MULTIPLE GENERATIONS AT STANFORD CLINIC

PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- For 9-year-old Kayla, a recent ride on a surfboard at a special program in Santa Cruz, was something of...

Clinical Trials for Myotonic Dystrophy Have Begun

ISIS Pharmaceuticals is developing a drug (ISIS-DMPKRx) to treat Myontonic Dystrophy Type 1 (DM1, also called Steinert’s Diseases). DM1 is a...

Kayla Take Capitol Hill

On February 25th, Kayla and I traveled to Washington DC to testify at a Congressional Hearing to support the passage of the reauthorization of...

Kayla is making an impact

Well, I'm glad to see that Kayla is continuing to make an impact. She inspires me every day to be a better mom. TREAT-NMD recently used some of...
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