Teagan House was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This genetic disease begins early in childhood and causes progressive loss of muscle strength and bulk and usually leads to death in the early 20s from respiratory or cardiac muscular failure. DMD occurs when a gene on the X chromosome fails to make the essential muscle protein dystrophin.
Teagan lives in Rochester with his mom, Jessica and siblings Alexandra, Steven and Kevin.
Teagan was the 2007 NH State Goodwill Ambassador and he has attended the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon to present a check. Teagan greeted the TNHBR riders at the Rochester Fire Station in 2007.