Austin Bird

Austin’s illness started at the age of six in the morning of September 30, 2018. Austin was sick with a virus the night before and lost mobility in both legs the next morning. Austin was diagnosed with Acute Flaccid Myelitis(AFM). This virus causes his antibodies to attack his spinal cords, which affected his legs, causing Austin to become paralyzed. Austin is undergoing Locomotor Training and regained some movement in his right leg and left hip. The grant was used for Austin to continue attending Locomotor Training at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. This will hopefully help Austin to continue progressing in learning how to move his legs and walk to gain independence.

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