Say hello to Elijah – this 13 year old is going places! Elijah has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive illness that results in his body’s inability to make muscles. Cancer took away part of his eyesight when he was 12 months old. But that doesn’t stop him! He is fully dependent on his power wheelchair and makes the most of that source of mobility at home.
The problem is, he can’t leave the home and take his power wheelchair with him. He would truly benefit from being able to move about the community and enjoy inclusive activities with his peers. His family needed a used van that is side entry accessible. Function – not fancy. Life changing Variety donors stepped in and helped Elijah’s family. Now it is possible to easily get him to medical appointments and opportunities to interact with his family, friends and community.