Leyton was diagnosed with SMA Type 2 when he was 17 Months Old. SMA causes muscle weakness and progressive loss of movement. It occurs due to deterioration in the nerve cells (motor neurones) connecting the brain and spinal cord to the body's muscles. Leyton's Core Muscles have already been severely affected which has made him weak and as a result of this he will never be able to walk let alone stand without a form of aid. In time this condition will affect other muscles in his body meaning simply sitting unaided could become impossible!
Although Leyton may not be able to walk, he's still a bright, lively little boy and is a bundle of giggles - it doesn't seem to have affected his cheeky chappy character and we're positive that he will achieve great things in life!
We will be raising money and Awareness of this Life Threatening condition to fund for a custom built wheelchair called the SnapDragon produced by DragonMobility. We feel with the technology of the SnapDragon, this would give him the best Quality of Life and enables him to do things independently, just like how other toddlers his age would. However, the SnapDragon is a costly item.
Other Fundraising activities are currently being organised to raise money to help towards funding for other important equipment that Leyton will eventually need such as Supported Bath Seats and Panthera Micro Chair to name a few.
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Good luck Leyton. Well done Reid, I'm sure it will be great to see your face again. Love Auntie Viv
Good Luck. X
Sending you lots of love xx
Hi Im Dave's sister, Hazel. I've been following the ups and downs of Leytons sma. Wishing the little fella all the best. Hope this donation helps. X
God bless this little boy. Hope he gets what's needed to help make his life easier xx
Jason - Kawneer
Good luck with the bike ride and best wishes to Leyton and your family
Paul Cunningham (ULCCO)
C C MINIERO
sorry this isn't much but hope it helps :) chris, tracey & harry miniero
All the best son
Thinking of you all, good luck Leighton for the future xx
Good Luck with the Bike Ride and fund raising efforts.
All the best Leyton