Thomas and Sophy’s story

thomas-picThomas (11yrs) and Sophy (6yrs) both have merosin deficient congenital muscular dystrophy. They are both walking but cannot manage stairs or long distances. Thomas rides an electric scooter at school while Sophy has a manual wheelchair for long distances. Thomas recently had spinal surgery to correct his deteriorating scoliosis. Thomas likes LEGO Bionicles while Sophy loves My Little Pony toys. They live in North Queensland, Australia which is very hot.

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  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

    A group of diseases causing muscle weakness at birth. Several defined genetic mutations cause muscles to break down faster than they can repair or grow. A child with CMD may have various neurological or physical impairments. Some children never gain the ability to walk, while others lose the ability as they grow older. Learn more...

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