Miller receives his first Wheelchair from
Wheelchairs 4 Kids!
Saturday, March 8, 2014- Miller received his first wheelchair!
Miller is two years old and has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, a disease that will progressively inhibit his abilities over time. Specifically, SMA causes general muscle wasting, weakness, and impairment of his mobility. Although Miller has never walked, he is an active young boy who seeks independence!
March 8th was an amazing day for Wheelchairs 4 Kids and Miller and his family! It was proclaimed Miller’s Day by the Charleston Mayor’s office. This wonderful day will always be remembered as the day Miller received his first wheelchair! As a result of SMA, Miller was in great need of an ultra lightweight wheelchair so that he could operate the wheelchair. Now, Miller has the mobility he deserves and he is able to utilize his muscles better in order to maintain his strength for longer. The wheelchair not only gives Miller independence but also allows him to enjoy more outings!
Thank you to Access Healthcare and its generous patients for helping W4K make this possible! Also, thank you to Harris Teeter, Bruegger’s Bagels, and Starbucks for donating refreshments for the wonderful presentation!
Currently, Miller is doing everything possible to enjoy his childhood. One of his favorite activities is listening to interactive music. He is delighted with making the signs and motions for the songs “Itsy-Bitsy Spider” and “Wheels on the Bus.” Furthermore, he loves spending quality time with friends and family by taking walks in the park and having summertime fun in a swimming pool. Miller is also a tough ‘n’ tumble football fan who cannot wait to watch the Georgia Bulldogs! Go get ’em dawgs! Miller has many adorable features, including a fantastic sense of humor and long eyelashes. He has quickly learned how to flirt his way into the hearts of those around him. Watch out girls, this tiny-tot full of fun and confidence will make you fall in love!
Check out Miller’s article from Charleston’s ABC News Channel 4!