Olivier

Olivier

My name is Olivier. I’m 20 years old, and I have a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, which causes muscle weakness in the lower limbs. As a result, I’ve spent most of my life a wheelchair. In recent years, my physical strength and agility for daily...
Milana

Milana

I’ll never forget that moment, and the look on Milana’s face. After seeing all the other children her age, even her younger brother, who were walking, running and jumping, while Milana struggled to even stand up…her breakthrough finally arrived. I guess the weeks and...
Rafael

Rafael

This is my story of my life alongside my husband, Alex, and as a mother to our wonderful son, Rafael, lovingly known as Raf. He’s a mischievous little boy with a laugh that always brightens our day. Raf is two years old now, and he really enjoys playing on slides and...
Eliana

Eliana

My heart breaks when I think about how Eliana may never see a rainbow or birds in the sky. Let me tell you about our two-year-old daughter Eliana (or Ellie for short). We call her our “sunshine” because she brightens up every room she enters. She’s full of endless...
Brenda

Brenda

The ticking of the clock on the wall. The beeps from the microwave when the food is ready. The engine of an oncoming car. For Brenda, hearing these sounds again stirred a wave of emotions. She hadn’t realized how much she was missing. About five years ago, Brenda...