Help Us Help Ryan! Silent Auction Fundraiser set for Nov. 7th

MATMF Ryan pumpkinRyan is a beautiful nine year old boy from Bristol, CT who is non-ambulatory and non-verbal. He lives with his parents and brother in a two story, cape-style home that needs to be renovated to meet his needs and growing body.  Currently there is only a full bath on the second floor and Ryan needs to be carried there to be bathed.  As his weight climbs to over 50 pounds this task is becoming more and more difficult (see video)

Ryan’s parents are hoping to renovate a small half bath on the first floor as well as Ryan’s bedroom which is already unable to hold his entire medical and mobility...

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A New Wheelchair for a Very Special Boy!

In the summer of 2013 the Foundation was pleased to purchase a wheelchair for Eduardo, a six year old RMATMF Eduardoidgefield boy who was born with SMA Type 2.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is characterized by progressive muscle weakness from degeneration and loss of the lower motor neurons in the spinal cord and the brain stem nuclei. Poor weight gain, sleep difficulties, respiratory complications, joint contractures and paralysis are common complications. There is no cure.

Despite his diagnosis, Eduardo is just like his first grade peers. He loves Legos, museums and art. He plays baseball with the Holland League, rides horses at Pegasus and swims.  He has a beautiful spirit and...

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Meet Laney!

Laney, 10, of Fairfield County, like most kids her age, longed to learn to ride a bike. Her sister received a bright, shiny new two-wheeler for her 10th birthday and Laney dreamed that was what would be awaiting her as she turned 10 eleven months later.

For Laney, born with Childhood Apraxia, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder, while also recovering from a skull fracture sustained because of her disability, that would not be an easy task.

“A simple thing like buying a bike, is something most parents just take for granted. They can run to Target, and zip, zip they are done!” her mother Julie explained.

Rather than devastate Laney, her parents researched alternate solutions to the bike/balance problem, and found...

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