All about Lincoln

All about Lincoln

Meet Lincoln

 

Not long after his second birthday, Lincoln was diagnosed with stage 3 of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Born in New Zealand, Lincoln and his family moved to Australia in the search for better medical treatments.

 

What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

Lincoln has stage 3 of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, also known as SMA. This is when, messages are not sent from the motor neurons to the muscles within a person’s body. Over the years, a person living with SMA won’t be able to stand and walk independently. Since Lincoln’s diagnosis, Tania (Lincoln’s mother) and Regan (Lincoln’s father) have been putting Lincoln through a lot of physiotherapy and keeping him active to prevent this from happening. Tania and Regan didn’t know what SMA was, until he got diagnosed with this condition in 2017.

 

Spinal comes from the motor neurons, that are located near a person’s spinal cord. Muscular is when messages from the motor neurons isn’t the same messages in a person’s muscles.

 

People are often diagnosed with this disability at 18 months old, which leaves them with a physical disability. People like Lincoln can walk and stand at the start of their life, but over the years they won’t be able to do.

 

Who is Lincoln?

Lincoln is a fun-loving kid, who doesn’t let his SMA stop him. Lincoln loves to be active through swimming and going on family bike rides. Also, Lincoln likes playing chess and video games with his brother Koen, and his dad Regan. Whenever there is music on Lincoln loves to sing and dance, especially breakdance on his good days.

 

How can you help?

Lincoln’s family moved to Australian in 2019 to find better answers for his condition. Since then, Lincoln has improved massively, very few falls as he’s unsteady on his feet. With every purchase, $5 goes back to Lincoln and his family.


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