Meet Karica!


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Karica is a beautiful 11 year-old girl who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She is unable to walk and uses a  wheelchair for mobility. Karica also has difficulty sitting upright. These obstacles do not distract her from being a pre-teen girl enjoying her youth.

Karica has loads of fun watching movies with friends and family. Her new favorite is the wacky animated film, “The Nut Job.” The movie really has her laughing in hysterics!  After going to the movies, she might have pizza at her favorite restaurant, Pizza Hut. Karica also likes modern pop music and her favorite singer is Rhianna. On a quiet day she will relax reading a good book, probably one from the “Nancy Drew” series.  This young lady has many more interests, but most of all she just wants to have fun.

Karica needs a manual wheelchair. She has a power wheelchair but her family is unable to transport it because it does not fit into their compact car. Karica is currently using an umbrella stroller that is too small and does not provide any of the postural support that she needs. A manual wheelchair will allow her to have more transportation around town and it will provide her with proper positioning and support . Furthermore, the manual wheelchair will give Karica the opportunity to strengthen her muscles as she propels herself. Will you please help Karica?