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Muscular Dystrophy Resource Centre (Rehabilitation & Training) -Supported by PTC Therapeutics

We are proud to announce the launch of a Centre for comprehensive care & management of Duchene Muscular Dystrophy patients and specialist training to their parents/care givers.

Services to DMD children : Genetic diagnosis, physiotherapy, Meditation, Yoga, Art & Craft training, Counselling, morale building etc.

Services to Parents : Training on weight management, diet management, respiratory management, cardiac management, basic physical therapy, dos & don’ts, information support, guidance, referrals, research updates, psycho-social and genetic counselling. A parent will also have several opportunities to interact with other parents and learn from their best practices and mistakes.


Very much impressed by the inspiring work of Muscular Dystrophy Foundation India. It is very important to have such committed individuals & organizations in the society.

Carolyn Heitmeyr, SUSSEX

I know personally Mr. Louis & Renganayagi. The pain they had ( during the last months of Adhiban) is not quantifiable. Now they work for the betterment of children who affected by Muscular Dystrophy and the same is the driving force for their life. God give them strength & wealth for the noble cause.


I've not been with someone else, who had gone through so much pain and came back smiling. Smiling, not because the pain didn't hurt them, it indeed hurt them badly. But because, they went through it together. They fought together. They are a source of inspiration to so many others. May your loving efforts bring smiles to scores of faces. May GOD be with you, blessing you with the strength to continue in your committed, benevolent endeavor.

Leo P. George

It is a great act of love and courage. It is really inspiring to see both Renganayaki and Louis taking up the mission of supporting other needy families.Let us help them in connecting with people and Corporates who can support this effort. Best wishes in your endeavours. Keep moving and all the best.

Narender Kande, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Hats off to a brave and truly inspirational couple. The world needs more people like you. May the Almighty bless you abundantly. Perhaps this is what you were created for.


Your child was a blessed one that he had a mother like you. And you are a blessing to the society now, making people aware of the conditions, fighting for the rights of the MD affected. In your every step I think you have been an example to people. Kudos to your efforts madam...God bless you and give you & your husband more strength, energy and will to continue your support for this cause

Yamini sriram

Love never fails. Love always protects; always hopes; always perseveres. Renga & Lewis, your journey of love not over with Athiban; it continues with the children carrying MD. Let your efforts bring smiles on the faces of the children with MD and their parents! God bless you!

Paul Baskar, Manager, IoB

No words are enough to eulogize Mrs.Renganayaki and Mr.Louise for what they are doing for the cause of MD and thousands of affected families. To all those who love and adore dear Adhiban, he is still alive with Muscular Dystrophy Foundation India. He is constant reminder to the pediatricians to remind them for doing early and proper diagnosis. He is motivator for the school administrators to recognize and meet the special needs of 'different children.' He is the green signal to the political leaders of the country to shed their inhibitions to discuss the issues of disabled persons. He is the guideline how to plan the healthy family. Million salutes to this wonderful parents and all the best for their unique and benevolent work.


I earnestly appreciate the efforts made by Muscular Dystrophy Foundation India to bring to light such an important issue as Muscular Dystrophy. Many a times these important problems are pushed under the carpet even by the family members. Print media has immense power and I thank you for your awareness drive which is indubitably the first step. These issues come with a lot of social stigmas attached. Awareness will also create acceptance and support. Please keep up the good work.


Good and inspiring work done by the couple Mrs Renganayaki and Mr Louis

Vinayak Agarwal

The great work being done by Ms Renganayaki &Team. Muscular Dystrophy and its impact on the families are still relatively unknown areas for many. As a person who has worked with families of children with Muscular Dystrophy, I must say that the recognition of the distress they go through and the need for support is extremely high. The way it is being addressed by MDF is laudable. Hats off to you all!!

Dr.Priya Treesa Thomas

I congratulate Mrs.Renganayaki for her contribution to the society at large by this noble method of Muscular Dystrophy Foundation India.


In these modern days , where every human relationship is valued only with expectations and returns,what a rare and dare personality we see in Mrs Renganayaki!It is not the disease of MD that is a threat to the unfortunate suffering lot but the negligence of timely medical and emotional care by the society that is the biggest threat.In this context, MDF India is an eyeopener to many in the world who may not be even aware of MD. MDF of India deserves everyone`s support and it is time we show the smile to rest of the world in eradicating MD, Thanks to this dedicated Couple of Mrs Renganayaki & MrLouis.May GOD be with them throughout for their noble cause.


Tons of cheers to Mrs. Rengayaki. You have created history innumerable families.

ShaliniN Kedia, Chairperson, Fragile X Society -India

It is a commendable effort by both Mrs Ranganayaki and Mr. Louis! Many people are grateful for all your efforts. I wish you both loads of success with MDF-India!

Shilpi Monacha, Zurich

Mrs Ranganayaki has proved it again that, Only mother can replace a mother. It is not enough, If I say just Congratulations, because India needs such brave dedicated mothers who have undergone trauma a and still nothing stops them. I want you to still continue your good work and help all those who really needs your service. You are one among the very few persons in India doing such great gob and I wish you and Mr Louis all the very best and keep up the good work. Prasanna - Presedent- LSD Support Society

Prasanna Shirol, ORDI

Good and inspiring work done by the couple Mrs Renganayaki and Mr Louis

Subba rao

My eyes are filled with tears as I write this comment. I am grateful to all your efforts. Spreading awareness is more important than anything else in case of diseases like muscular dystrophy. Its heartbreaking to know that there are thousands of families in India going through so much of pain.

Dr Chaitanya Koduri

I am sure Adhiban's courage and sense of humour will always be there to cheer up both of you and give you the strength to achieve the mission of MDF. Wishing you success in your endeavours.

Raghini, MSSRF

I am very happy to learn about all the efforts made for the Muscular Dystrophy in India. I have a son who is now aged 20 yrs with Becker Muscular Dystrophy, in spite all the doctors said that he will be soon on wheel chair, his legs is still carrying him, THANK GOD. In Mauritius, we have a Muscular Dystrophy Association. I will be very happy to know if your association be helpful to us.

J. Rama, MDA-Mauritius

Great work Madam!!! People like you are real heroes of our country

Aftab Khan

Both of you Louis & ur wife are real Heroes !! The pain & suffering you have went through made you more sensitive to those with similar suffering. You have become a beacon of hope to parents having children with Muscular Distrophy and you are model for all those parents who are facing similar situation in life. I admire your dedication & commitment to this noble cause.

Sr. Carol, Gujarat

Respected Renganayaki and Louis you are really great. It is very simple to say anything but you are practicing in your real life every day. This journey is for social change.

B.S. Vanarajan, Manitham Trust

I personally salute Renganayaki and Louis for their contributions to the disabled people and the disability sector at large. I wish them all the success in their dreams.

Raghavendra B Pachhapur

The true love of Mrs. Renganayaki and Mr. Louis would have definitely helped the boy to overcome the pain and difficulties . Despite their sacrifice ,it is obvious that they are on a mission with reasons for the great cause. It is no one`s stretch of imagination that the seriousness of this dreadful disease is least known to the society even today , but for the sincere and untiring efforts of this committed couple through MDF India . My special prayer for the couple to take MDF to a greater height


'Unselfishness is God'-Swami Vivekananda. G. Renganayaki Amma, You are intensely divine!


This journey is moving an extremely motivational. The passion and empathy you'll exhibit is commendable. Dasra is really proud of having you a part of our family.

Neera Nundy, Co-founder, DASRA

Mothers are mothers loving caring and obliging.... Mrs Ranganayaki and her husband Louis are extraordinary people and deserve all help.


bravo! converting a loss to an positive action is really incredible my heartfelt well wishes to Louis & Renganayaki

Dr.P. Baraniraja

Having met Renganayaki and Louis, I doubly applaud their dedication - it requires a lot more than strength to convert such a loss into a way of helping others! Wishing our country many more such visionaries!

Gouthami, Travel another India

Heart touching incident but a challenging and courageous decision taken by the couple to move froward and do serve the similar cases, really God will bless them in their endeavor.


I know Louis as a colleague since 1995, and his determination and courage has been unwavering. At the same time, his wife has also been a pillar of strength to him. Both of them turned a personal tragedy into a public crusade, and in doing so, have become a beacon of hope to parents having children with MD. This is the triumph of Adhiban's life!

Jerome D' Souza, DanChurch Aid

My salute to Madam Renganayaki and Mr Louis. they have shown the courage and vision to help people with MD live a life. Also to parents of children having MD gets to know that they can make their child's life better. In India where any kind of disability is looked down, standing solid for them and giving them right to live, live a life with dignity is inspirational. I know with the resolve and determination this wonderful couple have shown, their dream of having a multi specialty hospital will surely be a reality soon. Hope no disability be strong enough to rob the right to live from a child or their parents. Renganyaki and Louis are the leaders we must follow.

Ashutosh Sinha

A Mother is a Mother,worthy of worship,regardless of her age as compared to one who wishes to worship her.As I read somewhere,'When one door closes,it is almost a rule that, one opens somewhere else.But we stand staring at the closed door with so much anguish, that we don't see the one, open'. Renganayaki evidently refused to be 'anguished', further involved herself in assisting those with kid/s like her own.Oh Mother I salute you.


Thank you very much for your time and help. I haven't ever seen anyone with this level of knowledge and information.

Balaji Venugopal, New zeland

A mother superior is the apt name given for Mrs Renganayaki. Though she lost her only child for muscular dystrophy, she still fights for the other children as the mother for all. Hats off to her.

Rekesh Raj, Engineering student

I applaud Ms.Renganyaki very sincerely from the bottom of my heart. As doctors we learn about various medical conditions and treatment, but still there are so many conditions and disorders which have no treatment. It is people like Renganayaki who actually make such a huge difference for these innocent children who right now, require love,emotional and financial support of their family and society. While I find it extremely difficult to come to terms with what has happened to her in the past, her desire and dedication to help others who are now in a similar situation is very heart rendering.

Dr.Siddhartha Gaddamanugu

Madam. Renganayaki is the real super mother to many of us. She has been our sole source of courage and strength and helps us keep going. Congrats to Madam.

Soma Basu, The Hindu

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