Yoga Day 2021
Molecular Diagnostics, Counseling, Care and Research Centre (MDCRC) celebrated International Yoga Day on 21st June 2021 at Level 7, Royal Care Super Specialty Hospital to raise awareness on rare diseases. MDCRC, working for children with rare disease – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Dr. B.R. Lakshmi, the Managing Director of MDCRC visions, by the year 2022, Tamil Nadu will be a state where there will be no kid with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy who goes unidentified.
Even amidst the COVID pandemic, MDCRC celebrated the 7th International Yoga Day on 21st June 2021, completely virtually. The event commenced with Lighting the lamp by MDCRC’s yoga instructor – Mr. Durairaj, followed by Dr. B.R. Lakshmi and team. Firstly, the team members of MDCRC performed yoga for an hour followed by the yoga instructor’s powerful insight on Yoga on a daily life. In the second session, 93 children affected with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy from more than 22 districts of Tamil Nadu participated in the session, wherein they performed various asanas in their capacity assisted by their parents. The importance of yoga for these children was reiterated and a special mention was made to all the parents also.
The backbone of the whole event Dr.B.R. Lakshmi, MDCRC team and the Little Heroes created a beautiful memory to cherish for a life time.
Family Day Function 2020
We at MDCRC, arranged a function to celebrate the family day together, where each of our team members’ families had attended and celebrated the day.
PONGAL CELEBRATION 2020
At MDCRC we’ve celebrated Pongal with our children who are affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrphy and their families.
A Hands on Workshop on REHABILITATION for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
‘A Hands on Workshop on REHABILITATION for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy’ was held on 14th Dec 2019 at MDCRC, where our resource person Dr. Noorul Amin Shahid elucidated many aspect of rehabilitation and the explanations through cases across DMD.
World Disability Day 2019
We at MDCRC celebrated World Disability Day on 3rd Dec 2019 with our beneficiaries and their parents, about 16 children with DMD had ensured their participation in the drawing session and implemented their vision in their mind on the chart paper. The children were offered little gifts for their participation. MDCRC team had accompanied with them, one of our known DMD kid enlighten the lamp. Then the children were asked to cut the yummy cake for emphasizing World Disability Day. All the children, parents and the team were distributed with cake and enjoyed the deliciousness of the cake as well as the day.
Our new clinical care premises inauguration
MDCRC’s new clinical care premises inaugurated on 20th October 2019 at Level 7, Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital, Neelambur, Coimbatore.
WORLD DUCHENNE AWARENESS DAY 2019
We have celebrated our 6th consecutive year of WDAD with “Families participating from every district of Tamil Nadu” on 7th September 2019 at Jenney’s Club, Coimbatore.
MDCRC Inauguration at Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital
We have shifted from Kurinji Hospital now Hindusthan Hospital to Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital.
MDCRC is now located at Level 7, Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital, 1/520, L & T Bye Pass Road, Neelambur, Tamil Nadu 641062
Yoga Day 2019
At MDCRC we have celebrated Yoga Day on 21-June-2019.
Mothers’ Day 2019
We have celebrated Mothers’ Day at MDCRC on 14 May 2019 with the Mothers of our MDCRC kids, where Mothers enjoyed the fun games which our MDCRC team had organized.
Rare Disease Day 2019
We have celebrated Rare Disease Day on the theme, “Bridging health and Social care” at Hindusthan Hospital, Sowripalayam, Coimbatore on 28-Feb-2019.
WORLD DUCHENNE AWARENESS DAY 2018
We have celebrated WORLD DUCHENNE AWARENESS DAY on 9th September 2018 at Jenney’s Club, Coimbatore, with our MDCRC kids and their families.
SYMPOSIUM – June 30, 2018
1ˢᵗ State level Symposium on “INTEGRATED MODEL OF REHABILITATION FOR DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY” was held on Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ Jenney’s Residency Auditorium Avinashi road, Coimbatore.
Fathers’ Day 2018 Celebration
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”
– Billy Graham
We have celebrated Fathers’ Day on 16th June 2018 at Windsor Gardens, Thenkarai, Coimbatore, with our MDCRC kids and their families, where games were conducted for the Fathers and kids.
Mothers’ Day 2018 Celebration
“Successful Mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up, despite the struggles.”
– Sharon Jaynes
We have celebrated Mothers’ Day on 27th May 2018 at Arya Vaidhya Pharmacy, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, with our MDCRC kids and their families especially the Mothers.
AVP – MD CARE
AVP – MD CARE was conducted as two sessions on 09-05-2018 and 10-05-2018 for 14 children per day (28 children in total) who are under Ayurveda treatment for past 4 years.
Rare Disease Day 2018
Awareness events were conducted on Rare Disease Day (28-Feb-2018). Mr.K.Periaiah, Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore flagged off and started the campaign at Uppilipalayam signal
Duchenne – MD Care Proforma Discussion Meet 2018
Duchenne – MD Care Proforma Discussion Meet – International Guidelines Based was held on 14-Feb-2018 at Conference Hall – Kurinji Hospital.
In association with Mirchi a marathon event for kids to create awareness on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy was held on 21st Jan 2018, Sunday in Coimbatore. The event started from Bishop Appasamy College near race course covering short and long tracks 0.5 Km and 1.5 Km respectively. A few of our kids with DMD also participated being the front runners in 0.5 Km category. All MDCRC staff and our director Dr.B.R.Lakshmi participated in the event. Pamphlets were distributed to the participants and our children were felicitated on stage encouraging their spirit of sport.
PONGAL CELEBRATION 2018
At MDCRC we’ve celebrated this year’s Pongal in a farm with our children who are affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrphy and their families. Where our team & parents prepared pongal and traditional games like Uriyadithal, Tug of war & Sugarcane breaking were also played.
Children, Parents (from Coimbatore) and MDCRC staff members participated in a special walkathon event organised by Kaumaram Prasanthi Academy, School for Special Children. The event held near V.O.C park at Nehru Stadium on 10th Dec 2017, Sunday.
DIWALI CELEBRATION 2017
On this Diwali our children gave an inspiring stage performance of the historic play of Ramayanam, In the presence of Dr.K.C.Ramasamy (Chairman of Kurinji Hospital), Dr.B.R.Lakshmi (Our Managing Director) along with the parents of all the children.
WORLD DUCHENNE AWARENESS DAY 2017 – Thalirum Tharunangal
This year’s World Duchenne Awareness Day was special to all of us. We had our kids and their perform at length on stage. This day every year marks a day to honor the immense dedication of these parents and the health professionals throughout the world.
The awareness day celebrations started with the DMD kids from different parts of the state talking about their dreams and their aspirations. We were able to capture few of those dreams here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3LPRHFM91U. Generally there are events every year to celebrate with the kids and their parents where professionals would perform. This time around we had planned to actively involve the parents their families and their kids. There was a conspicuous consent when the idea was floated around. Then the practice sessions for the parents and the kids were planned out meticulously and the feedback was heartening and seeing their participation felt like they were over the moon the whole week until the event. The event had the kids perform to few Indian songs, one song on the grea Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. The mothers had a ball in dancing to trending tunes of 2017 and the father showcased their free spirited dancing flair on stage.
This to us marks an important event for the Duchenne community in general and also to understand the impact of Art on Mankind. The glee in their faces spoke a thousand words. It is an achievement of the parents who are in tremendous pressure and in a sober situation, to come out and perform. The event was named as ‘Thalirum Tharunangal’, which literally translates to budding moments. It is just to convey that there exists just the moments of their kids with them. The event was something of a reminder of our lives and the necessity to act with understanding and reflect as much as we can. The event was graced by Mrs. Mohana of Sharp Industries, KG Bhakthavatsalam of KG Hospitals and Mrs. Rohini of Avinashilingam University. We would like to thank all the volunteers and the other dignitaries for their presence.
WORLD DUCHENNE AWARENESS DAY 2017 – An Awareness Program
The 7th day of the 9th month representing 79 exons in dystrophin gene – Yes!!!!!!!!!! It is “WORLD DUCHENNE AWARENESS DAY”. An awareness program was held in “Avinashilingam Institute of Home Science and Higher Education for Women”, Coimbatore. Dr. B.R. Lakshmi, Director, MDCRC along with her team members gave a brief talk about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), its symptoms, diagnosis and other services that are offered by MDCRC. The audience included young and vibrant students of various departments like Special Education, Psychology, R&D Sociology and Physician Assistant. The rejoinder was overwhelming and they were ready to be a supportive hand in creating awareness of this lethal disorder among the public.
YOGA DAY 2017 Celebration
Mothers’ Day 2017 Celebration
“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers”.
Our Mothers are so special, we celebrated Mother’s Day on 21st May 2017 at Arya Vaidhya Pharmacy, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore.