Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is a diagnosis which covers a range of rare genetic disorders. People of all age groups can be affected. The main symptoms are stiffness (spasticity) and/or paralysis in the lower limbs. HSP causes degeneration of the upper motor neurons within the brain and spinal cord. Filaments (called axons) within the neurons relay messages to the limbs. The longest of these connect with the lower limbs and are affected more than those to the upper body.
Essentially, Michael will lose functionality in both of his legs.
We want to raise money to help Michael pay for medical expenses, an electric wheelchair / scooter, home upgrades for a ramp etc.
Michael - the biggest teddy bear, gentle giant - is one of the most caring, loving and generous humans we know.
Let's show him some love and help support him in this fight
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