Remembering MDFF

Board President Tim Doyle

Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our Board President, Tim Doyle, who passed away in the early morning on January 11, 2024. Tim was 62 years old. 

Tim restarted the Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation over a decade ago. He tirelessly devoted time, energy, money, and talents to making the organization a success. Under Tim's leadership, MDFF has helped over a dozen families with a free accessible van and has provided over $1 million in assistance to Hoosier families living with muscular dystrophy. 

More about Tim:

Tim Doyle was born in 1961 and was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana with his 6 brothers and sisters and mom and dad. The Doyle family was well-known in the community. James “Jimmy” Doyle, a Cathedral high school graduate, was an All-American basketball and baseball player at Butler University, where he played for the legendary Tony Hinkle. Doyle and his wife, Dolores “Muffy” Dezelan Doyle, had seven children: Debby, Mack, Danny, Tim, Jody, Jamie and Jenny.

Eventually, five of the seven children would be diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. On his sixteenth birthday, Tim was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy and on his thirtieth birthday, Tim received his first wheelchair. Tim worked as a CPA at two accounting firms – Arthur Andersen LLP and Dauby, O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC.

On February 23, 2002, Tim married his bride, Becky, and they have a little cavapoo dog named Archie. In MDFF's 2023 NCAA Bracket Tournament Archie placed third!

In 2014, Tim became president of the not-for-profit organization the Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation focused on assisting Indiana families affected by Muscular Dystrophy.

In 2019, Tim became an elder at College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he and other elders focus on the oversight of the church body, shepherding of its members, and managing the affairs of the 3,000-person church.

In Tim's own words, "I know that I've been a much more powerful witness for Jesus in this wheelchair than I ever could have been without it. I thank God for choosing me to be in his service. My aim in this life is to keep Jesus preeminent, first in everything. Jesus alone is the endless source of comfort and strength to help me through the toughest days. As my body weakens, his strength increases."

"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21).

Rest in Peace.