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Billy Ojeda, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patient, enters clinical trials, bringing hope to Menifee family


Last updated 12/22/2017 at Noon

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patient, young Billy Ojeda, with his caring family stand by the Christmas tree in their Menifee home. Billy, 6, rests in the arms of his father, Chris Ojeda, mother Stephanie, sister Ily, 8, and shy Abby Rose. Tony Ault photo

Little Billy Ojeda sat in the pilot seat of a huge Boeing 747 holding his soft Delta Airlines plush fascinated by all the dials and meters. It was a once in a lifetime event for this 6-year-old, even more so with the whole Ojeda family from Menifee soon to arrive in Florida on the same plane for visit the wonderous colorful Disney World.

Yet, this still seemingly excited boy, son of Chris and Stephanie Ojeda, now a veteran of over three dozen cross country flights, is not always smiling. With the excitement of flying slowly waning, Little Billy sometimes cries when he knows during those tr...

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