Shortly after birth, Mateo was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic disease affecting his muscles’ strength due to nerve communication difficulties. He found hope and support at the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute TeletonUSA (CRIT), where he arrived at just one year old. One of Mateo’s most significant achievements is improving his head control, as he can now hold his head up for five minutes!
In occupational therapy, myofascial release, a gentle massage has helped release tightness, improve blood flow, and reduce pain. This therapeutic approach has allowed Mateo to activate his muscles in the most optimal position, paving the way for further progress and growth.
Mateo’s journey is far from over, with your support, he will continue reaching his maximum potential. Your generous donation makes a profound impact, empowering Mateo and many children to conquer obstacles that once seemed impossible.
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