Dusty's Trail: Summit of Borneo
Cath Jayasuriya thought to herself, "I don't want to sit around and wait for a cure. Let's do something positive. Let's do fun events." So, in honor of her son, Dusty, she created Coalition Duchenne to raise global awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
In 2011, Coalition Duchenne initiated an expedition to climb Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. Cath was raised in Sabah, home of the Kadazan-Dusun people, for whom Mount Kinabalu represents their "symbolic, cultural icon," the mythical dwelling place of their beloved ancestral spirits. In 2012, for Coalition Duchenne's second annual Expedition Mount Kinabalu, a film crew documented the journey. The result is the lovely, award-winning documentary, Dusty's Trail: Summit of Borneo, which is now available on DVD and Video on Demand. (They did not pay me to say that. They asked really nicely.)
Click on the picture above to see a 3-minute trailer of the movie.
"Duchenne not only breaks down the muscles of our sons, but it breaks the hearts of our families. These boys and many more are supported each step we take up that mountain."