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.

Amber

Amber’s Story

Amber is mom to three amazing boys with Down syndrome. While raising three boys has its challenges, things got a lot more complicated at the end of 2016 when Amber was in a serious car accident and suffered a spinal cord injury at the C1 level and is now a paraplegic.

Elliot

Elliot’s Story

Elliot is a happy three-year-old who loves swinging and being outside. At seven months, Elliot started having seizures and was diagnosed with infantile spasms which caused severe developmental delays. Several months later Elliot was given the official diagnosis of cerebral palsy.

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).”

Heidi

Heidi’s Story

Heidi is a congenital quadrilateral amputee meaning she was born without the lower part of her arms or legs. But that has never stopped her from excelling at anything she sets her mind to accomplish.

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.

Lillie

Lillie’s Story

Lillie is a lover of water and bubbles. She was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called DDX3X Syndrome.

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.”