WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --
10-year-old Jared Conant, described as a happy and energetic boy from Yarmouth, has been named Maine's Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
As the newest ambassador, Jared will make public appearances in the community, representing individuals and families living with the muscle disease. MDA ambassadors play an essential role in motivating the public to help MDA through donations and volunteer action.
Jared is the son of Barry Conant. He was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) at the age of 8. DMD is one of the muscle diseases covered by MDA's research and care programs.
Jared is currently in the fifth grade, and enjoys swimming and playing on his local Little League team. He is active in the community as he is the high school's field manager and soccer team's statistician. Jared enjoys attending MDA Summer Camp and loves building with his Lego Collection.