Jason Michael was born on Jan 24, 2006- he was 7 weeks premature and spent his first month in the NICU. After a year of genetic testing, MRIs, blood draws and doctors visits, he was diagnosed at 18 months old with CMT1E. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1E is a form of the disease, which is a group of rare conditions that affect the peripheral nerves. His parents were told when he was diagnosed that he would never walk, crawl or sit. Through years of physical and occupational therapy and his own determination, he has overcome all odds and refuses to be defined by them. Now he is 16 years old and wants to drive like any other teenager but he once again has to overcome obstacles that face him. In order to drive, he will need adaptive driving equipment that will cost his parents close to $40,000 to buy and have installed— that is not including the vehicle. His parents have used their own time and resources to drive him to Atlanta several times a month since April 2021 for adaptive driving lessons. They are the kind of parents that children dream of- selfless, kind and determined to do anything for their children’s happiness. They work hard and strive to be the best parents they can be but helping their son reach THIS goal might be their hardest challenge. If you feel it in your heart to help make this sweet 16 year old’s year sweeter by helping his driving dream come true (and to help take away a new stress on his parents’ shoulders) please consider donating.