As time passed, it became clear that something wasnt right. He wasnt growing like he should, at 18months--he wasnt walking like the other kids, he even had a hard time crawling. They also noticed that he reallly had no real strength in his upper body either.
Their local doctors could not come up with a diagnosis and was referred to Vanderbilt in Tennessee. Scared to death at what the answer might be, they took Lucas for testing. He was really brave throughout all the testing and did everything, that he could, that was asked of him.
First set of testing was inconclusive---so more testing needed to be done. Finally, a diagnosis.
Lucas has been diagnosed with Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. This is a condition that mainly affects the skeltal muscles, he has severe muscle weakness and may or may not ever be able to walk, run, or play like the other kids. If he ever does walk--it will only be for a short period of time, before the disease progessess further.
We are raising money for a wheelchair and a stander for Lucas. These are considered "luxury items" by the insurance, so the family is going to have to pay for these out of pocket.
Who considers a wheelchair a luxury?
This is a young family that does not have the financial means to purchase even a used wheelchair & stander for their son. As the wheelchairs are fit for the size of the child-he will need multiple wheelchairs as he grows.
The family plans to donate this wheelchair (and any that follow) to another child with needs as soon as Lucas grows out of this one.
If you can help, no matter the amount, you can help change lives.
Please help us raise money to cover the expense of this wheelchair and a stander.
The one in the picture was him trying it out to see if he can even push the wheelchair around.
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