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CHANGE Malena’S LIFE

13 Years Old

Malena’s Story

Malena is an extraordinary 13 year-old girl with a degenerative condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, SMA. Despite all she has gone through she holds a 4.3 GPA in school! ⁣⁣

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Her mother Nina says, “I’m very proud of her. She is my inspiration because of the way she handles her condition. My daughter is a fighter!” ⁣⁣

We recently provided Malena with a Rifton Shower Chair to make bathing a little easier.

𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐭𝐚𝐱-𝐝𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝!






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