Meet Brianna!



Meet 14-year-old Brianna. Brianna was not developing typical skills. She did not have independent movement and struggled crawling up to three years old. She was eventually diagnosed with mitochondrial syndrome, a disorder in which mitochondria fails to produce enough energy for cell and organ function. The results of the illness are difficult. She is cognitively challenged and nonverbal. Brianna also needs assistance to stand or walk. The young girl refuses to let these limitations hinder her heart.


Brianna has ways to keep her smiling. She listens to reggae, and her favorite is Daddy Yankee. She hears the upbeat music and cannot help but dance like nobody is watching. She is captivated when people read books and tell her stories. Brianna also has fun drawing on her Magic Doodle pad. Brianna, most of all, loves her service dog. They are the best of friends and their favorite game is tug of war. Briana smiles doing these fun activities and her pearly whites can illuminate any room. She brightens the people’s lives around her like a beacon of inspiration.


Brianna needs a gait trainer to improve her leg strength, stamina, and balance. She will also be more independent. Please be her sponsor.