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June 2013: Jill & Kate Rally for Ryan!

Inspiration on Wheelz raised $350.00 at an EXCLUSIVE limited-capacity live acoustic show featuring Jill and Kate, best known for their 6 phenomenal years as KELLY CLARKSON'S backup singers.  The intimate event included Silent Auction, Appetizers, Beverages, and original music by the one and only Jill & Kate! Hosted by Bonnie Wagner and Grace Sharington @ [...]

July 14th, 2013|News|

CBS News: DMD, The Most Common of The Rare Diseases

With an incidence of 1 out of 3,500 male births, Duchenne muscular dystrophy is one of the most common of the orphan or rare diseases. But, the effects of the disease, which causes death by the average age of 25, are some of the most destructive according to experts. Orphan or rare diseases are defined [...]

March 5th, 2013|Wheelz Blog|

Home Cookin’ for The Ryan’s Day Volunteers

The Ryan's Day volunteers provided so much comfort by supporting Ryan's Day.  The Schmidt Family and Dremana Productions joined gratitude by serving up some comfort food (beef stew, chicken a la king) for everyone to enjoy.  After dinner the crew was introduced to a "Brown Elephant" gift exchange, Grace style!  See you all again on [...]

March 5th, 2013|Ryan's Day, Ryan’s Day|

The Georgetown View Magazine: Featuring WHEELZ!

Check out Ryan in the March 2013 Issue of The Georgetown View! Ryan speaks candidly about his disease, his music, and his strong family and support system.  Most importantly, he spreads words of hope and faith, as he is known to do where ever he goes.  Read the March 2013 Issue of The Georgetown View. [...]

March 5th, 2013|News|

Team Wheelz and Team MDA Raise $190,219.60 for MDA!

On the crisp morning of February 23, 2013, participants from Austin and beyond gathered at Barton Creek Square Mall to help raise funds for MDA. 100% of every dollar raised or donated went to supprt The Muscular Dystrophy Association: Every step taken helps people in our area who are living with muscle disease.   [...]

March 4th, 2013|News|

Quantum Leap in Gene Therapy of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Quantum Leap in Gene Therapy of DMD Jan. 15, 2013 — Usually, results from a new study help scientists inch their way toward an answer whether they are battling a health problem or are on the verge of a technological breakthrough. Once in a while, those results give them a giant leap forward. In a [...]

January 24th, 2013|Wheelz Blog|

Ryan’s New Single: Out February 2013!

"Raindrops" Coming Soon   "Fight Through The Storm." - Ryan  What does a freshly-minted 21 year old inspirational hip hop artist do in his spare time?  He writes a new single! "Raindrops," another collaboration with the talented Tim Bailey and 'NThePocket Entertainment. Ryan "Wheelz" Schmidt describes his new song as "... a metaphor which speaks to the [...]

January 24th, 2013|News|

Dantrolene: Already Approved by the FDA, Looks Promising

UCLA scientists find drug that may help fight Duchenne muscular dystrophy Drugs are currently being tested that show promise in treating patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), an inherited disease that affects about one in 3,600 boys and results in muscle degeneration and, eventually, death. Now, scientists at UCLA have found a drug, already approved [...]

January 4th, 2013|Wheelz Blog|


We raised over $5,000 for Parent Project DMD!  We'd love to thank everone who helped, who came out, and who supported by being there in spirit.  BRING ON RYAN'S DAY 2013!!  We are ready to GO!      

December 5th, 2012|Ryan's Day, Ryan’s Day|

Boys Helping Boys: Meet Tyler Armstrong

Tyler Armstrong: Climbing for a Cure! 8-year-old Tyler Armstrong climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to benefit CureDuchenne. He climbed to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Tyler climbed for the 300,000 Duchenne boys around the world who can't climb. To donate, go to www.topwithtyler.com. For more information, [...]

December 5th, 2012|Wheelz Blog|