In many ways Kaden Myers is like every other one year old, curious. Unfortunately he was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a motor neuron disease that affects approximately 1 in 6,000 infants and inhibits the nerve cells in the spinal cord.
While on a trip to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach, Florida Kaden’s mom witnessed first hand another young man focusing on Kaden instead of his disability.
This mystery boy may never read her Facebook post, but hundreds of thousands of others have so far, which is very encouraging for his mother.
More than half of the children with SMA do not live to see their second birthday. Kaden’s parents are pushing hard for a cure so that he and others like him can grow up to lead fulfilling lives.
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