Article on Mitchell's Journey

Here's an article written about the work we've been doing at Mitchell's Journey.

Five years after the death of a Utah boy named Mitchell Jones, the national foundation created in his name helps families struggling with the ravages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Mitchell, who was diagnosed with Duchenne at the age of 3, died of heart failure on March 2, 2013, just short of his 11th birthday. One year later, the boy’s father, Christopher Jones, established Mitchell’s Journey — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that “provides tools and insights on grief, healing, and learning to live a life of significance.”

Christopher Jones, founder of the nonprofit Duchenne group “Mitchell’s Journey.” (Photo by Larry Luxner)

Jones, 44, is a self-described “serial entrepreneur” from Salt Lake City whose creative ad agency helps other nonprofits. His wife, Natalie, is a stay-at-home mom.

A board member of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), Jones recently spoke to Muscular Dystrophy News Today following his keynote presentation at PPMD’s 2018 Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“I definitely want to create awareness,” he said. “There’s a million diseases out there, so nobody cares. But if you talk about a human story, they learn about Duchenne. My strategy is to give them something they can walk away with that’s going to help them.”