Isaiah has so much energy, but that’s one of the challenges of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that can be carried by females, but presents in males. Before boys with DMD lose ambulation, they are challenged with a loss of energy, walking long distances, and staying upright.. Over the course of the day at school or at home with our family, Isaiah wears down physically and mentally. Many families get scooters to assist in this phase, but they are hard to drive for an 8 year-old and they also lead to posture and form difficulties. A piece of equipment called SmartDrive is a vast improvement over the scooter because it encourages good positive posture, allows Isaiah independence, and by reducing the amount of walking – helps him save him energy during the day. of a lot of walking. This means more quality time with friends, family, and at school!
Help other kids like Isaiah to get the equipment they need for a more active and inclusive life. Give today at VarietyKC.org/donate. Thank you!!,