Kobe Bryant is a legend and did a lot of good for humanity. I hadn’t seen his PSA on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy until a few hours after he passed away. I was deeply shook and sharply grieved by his passing, and I still am. I found one source of comfort in seeing this heartfelt Publice Service Announcement.

I was and still am very grateful to see that he had stood up for DMD. My sons, Everett and Austin Gillen, died from Duchenne at the ages of 22 and 16.

By choosing to repost this video that he did, I want to reinforce his benevolence and kindheartedness. I want to further his vision and awareness. I am and have been following this same vision that he had, and I want to help build on his legacy.

Here is the PSA for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy that he did in the fall of 2018. It was for a different charity for Duchenne but the sentiment is identical to mine. Please listen to his plea that we have to do something! “We need to make a difference!”

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By Tim Gillen

I'm a born-again christian, sold out to serving the needs of the less fortunate and in Sub-Saharan Africa. I founded The Everett and Austin Project in October 2018 to honor my 2 boys posthumously by helping people living in poverty going thru Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases. My sons each died of Duchenne, Austin in 2012 at age 16 and Everett in 2017 at age 22.

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