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2.5 Years Old

Oliver’s Story

Meet Oliver, age 2 1/2 💙🧡

Oliver is a very determined and happy little boy! Oliver was diagnosed with microcephaly, cerebral palsy, and genetic mutation on the CTNNB1 gene when he was one years old. He is one of about 150 children in the world with this gene mutation. ⁣ ⁣

Since it is extremely rare, there is no treatment except therapy that is known to help individuals with it. In the past year, Ollie went from just army crawling to being able to take some independent steps inconsistently. We believe Ollie is very close to achieving true independence. ⁣ ⁣⁣

Our foundation is funding hippotherapy for Ollie at The Shea Center weekly, and covered a large bill for Oliver that insurance denied from his summer hippotherapy at Napa Center in Los Angeles. ⁣⁣

Donate now to help kids like Oliver! ⁣

 

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Oliver, Age 2

 
Oliver is a very determined and happy little boy! Oliver was diagnosed with microcephaly, cerebral palsy, and a genetic mutation…

Nathan, Age 3

 
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Malena, Age 13

 
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Audrina, Age 3

 
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Augustine, Age 9

 
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Kelbie, Age 3

 
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Juan, Age 15

 
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Jorge, Age 16

 
Jorge has cerebral palsy, on his family’s request our foundation purchased a wheelchair van for Jorge and his family, so he can more easily get around.

Brayden, Age 11

 
Brayden was an active boy, who loved to surf, skateboard, and snowboard until he was injured while doing one of his favorite things.

Christian, Age 6

 
Christian is a delightful and sweet six-year-old boy who unfortunately suffered from a traumatic brain injury right before his second birthday.