Adam

Adam’s Story

Life for Adam, a political science major at Sacramento State University, has completely changed since receiving his new Permobil standing power wheelchair.

Hayden

Hayden’s Story

Hayden is a sweet five-year-old who is smart and very caring to others. She is currently in kindergarten and loves to play t-ball and spend time with her family, especially at the beach or pool. According to her mom, Hanna, “Hayden has a few things that make her extra special – one is Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS).”

Jamie

Jamie’s Story

Jamie is a 53 year-old-man with SMA. He has a lot of interests in life and is driven to learn and build things. He especially loves computers because they allow him to do the same things as everyone else.

Karen

Karen’s Story

In April, 2017, Karen was referred to a neurologist after experiencing unexplained weakness that was progressing. Nothing could have prepared her for the neurologist’s preliminary diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Ian

Ian’s Story

Ian is a lover of the outdoors. He likes to spend as much time outside as possible enjoying nature, bird watching and experiencing the seasons change all around him. Ian’s life drastically changed in 2008 when he was in a bicycle crash that resulted in a spinal cord injury. At 26, Ian found himself paralyzed from the neck down and completely lost.

Evans Family

Evans Family’s Story

The Evans family has eight children, four with special needs. The parents, Melanie and Mike, have adopted three of their eight children.

Marley

Marley’s Story

Marley was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type II at eighteen months old. While being in a chair can be frustrating at times, Marley values her powerchair and the mobility and independence it provides.

Carlee

Carlee’s Story

Carlee was born in 2008 weighing nine pounds – her mom, Kelli, describes her first year as “typical.” “Carlee crawled, could stand some, but she didn’t walk and run like her brother had done,” said Kelli. “At around 15 months, I just knew something was wrong.”

Aydin

Aydin’s Story

Aydin was born premature six weeks early as a result of a placenta eruption. Prior to birth, doctors determined that Aydin had a club foot and would need surgery once he was born to help straighten it. While the surgery went well, his parents noticed over time that he was delayed in meeting developmental milestones.

Ryan

Ryan’s Story

Ryan, 16, lost control of his vehicle while trying to avoid a bicyclist on Gayton Road in Henrico County on November 8, 2017.

Travis

Travis’s Story

Travis has been the Presiding Commissioner of Bollinger County, Missouri since 2010. After an auto accident left him a quadriplegic his sophomore year of high school, Travis spent 10 months in the hospital.

Jordan

Jordan’s Story

Jordan is a 19 year-old with cerebral palsy who is about to start his freshman year at Texas State University, majoring in computer science.