Meet Maia!


Maia Pic in Wheelchair

Maia is a highly spirited five-year-old girl who battles Spinal Muscular Atrophy.  She is unable to walk, and must use a power wheelchair for mobility.  Maia has trouble supporting her head or sitting upright without assistance.  Furthermore, Maia requires a g-tube to ensure that she gets the nourishment she needs.  Any of these painful realities would throttle some, but not Maia.  

Maia loves having fun! Sometimes, Maia and her two sisters want a girl’s day shopping at the mall.  Very few stores make Maia smile like Build-A-Bear! She loves animals, too. Maia has three dogs and a cat. They snuggle and nuzzle her with unconditional love. Maia’s favorite activity is singing.  Play a tune on a karaoke machine and Maia will serenade the audience until their hearts melt!

Maia needs an adaptive car seat. Her old one is too small and no longer provides the necessary support. She has low muscle tone and her respiratory problems are made worse by bad posture. A new car seat will help combat these difficult challenges and allow Maia to ride in safety and comfort.