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Oceano

Oceano was born a month premature, delivered through emergency C-section, and kept in the NICU for five days. Since then, he has faced many challenges, including convulsive seizures, a hyper-rotated hip, gerds, and low muscle tone, among many others. His parents...

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Can you help Lauryn?

MY GYM GIVES BACK! My Gym Crofton is sponsoring Lauryn to purchase a trike for her to use with her family. You can help Lauryn by making a donation right here on our...

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Tyree

Six-year-old Tyree has Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Visual Impairment, and balance issues. He loves to swing but has outgrown his baby swing. With his new FlagHouse swing he can enjoy the wind on his face without having to leave the comfort of his...

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Joce, Landyn and Cadyn

“Momma Jen” adopted three children who were all exposed to drugs and alcohol in the womb. Little Joce (3) was born with no eyes and is hearing impaired. Landyn and Cadyn are 12-year-old twins facing different challenges. Landyn is non-verbal, has mild cerebral palsy...

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Chase

Four-year-old Chase has severe autism and sensory processing disorder and is completely nonverbal. He seeks out the smallest spots in his home, as he feels most comfortable in small, quiet, calm environments that he can control. His new HugglePod provides just that –...

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Samantha

Child’s Name: Samantha Child’s Age: 3 years 6 months Describe your disability: My daughter was diagnosed in February of 2016 with mod-severe Autism Spectrum Disorder. She was diagnosed nonverbal, however, over the last year she has made improvements. I would not...

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Ashley

Little Ashley loves being able to communicate with her special iTalk2 Communicator. Now she can make her needs known and work on her decision-making capacity.

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The MGCA T-Shirt Has Arrived

The MGCA has arrived! Show your support by purchasing your shirt here. We invite everyone who has an MGCA T-Shirt to wear it this upcoming Sunday, June 11, for National Children’s Day. Be sure to share and tag MGCA in your photos on Facebook and Instagram to show the...

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Aleena

Aleena suffered a Hypoxic Brain Injury (lack of oxygen to the brain) while in utero that led to Severe Global Developmental Delays and Epilepsy, leaving her non-mobile. She strives to interact with her environment and has found great benefit from special communication...

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Scarlett

Little Scarlett loves her indoor swing. It brings her comfort and peace on a daily basis!

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Elliana

Little Elliana was born with microlissencephaly (very small and abnormally smooth brain), and she was missing three-quarters of her brain after it failed to develop following a stroke in utero. The odds have been stacked against her, but she is living proof that...

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Johannah

Walking into My Gym Santa Monica, you could see the joy erupt as Johannah experienced the gym for the first time. She was immediately attracted to the red mats and wanted to use the balance beam as a drum. Despite her physical limitations, five-year-old Johannah had...

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Julian

Julian is 2 ½ years old and was recently diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation that causes Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome. While this syndrome poses many challenges, Julian is most affected by dystonia and mixed muscle tone, making it difficult to sit, stand, and walk...

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Trey

Five-year-old Trey was born a preemie at 34 weeks and, eight days after birth, suffered a stroke causing hemorrhaging on the brain and the resulting brain damage. While Trey cannot sit, stand, or walk on his own, he uses a gait trainer 1 to 2 hours every day to work...

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Josie

Josie was born with a deletion of Chromosome 15, which led to severe cognitive, psychological, and developmental delays and prevented her from experiencing her childhood to its fullest. She had a spinal fusion two years ago after many spinal rod adjustments, and she...

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Nicholas

Nicholas is a sweet 5-year-old diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He receives countless hours of different therapies and has come a long way. As Nicholas grows, however, new challenges arise. Nicholas doesn't know how to cope well when his 9-month-old brother...

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Anderson

Having Sensory Processing Disorder, six-year-old Anderson has a difficult time processing the sensory information he receives, and he can become overstimulated and anxious. While building a special therapy room for a child can be difficult, time consuming, and...

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Kristen

In March 2016, MGCA granted Kristen’s wish for therapeutic horseback riding lessons. She needed these to increase her mobility lost after recent brain surgery to lessen her constant seizures, and we are happy to say the results have been very positive. Our friends at...

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Rebecca

Rebecca loves her PECS Picture Communication and Scheduling Kits. The photos help with her developmental delays as she learns to communicate with those around...

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Peyton

Eight-year-old Peyton has Bixler Syndrome, so her body does not sweat and she overheats easily. Her neurosurgeon said she is not allowed outside because of the heat; but, with the help of her new cooling vest, she has more freedom to play outdoors with the other kids....

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Josie

Four-year-old Josie has two cancerous tumors in her spine that cause her to be paralyzed from the waist down. While she loves to play on the floor with her siblings, Josie hurts her hips as she scoots around, and the friction from carpeting causes open sores on her...

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BRAEDEN

As a driven, determined little three-year-old, Braeden has a natural will to succeed and reach new goals in his life. However, having cerebral palsy and infantile spasms as well as being non-verbal and legally blind, Brady faces difficult challenges on a daily basis....

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Isabella

Twelve-year-old Isabella was in foster care for most of her life, lived in 25 different homes, and has not had a chance at a real family until now. With the diagnosis of ADHD, attachment disorder, anxiety, and a rare genetic disorder, she is currently going through...

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Nathanial

Little Nathanial suffered a traumatic brain injury, and now has intractable epilepsy, frequent falls, autism-like symptoms, a feeding disorder, and developmental delays. Without a helmet, Nathanial cannot do anything aside from stay in his bed, sit in a wheelchair, or...

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Preston

Three-year-old Preston has Autism Spectrum Disorder and Global Developmental Delays. He has been in occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy for two years, and he struggles with self-regulation and self-modulation. Preston’s parents requested...

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Johnathan

Johnathan was diagnosed with infantile spasms in March of 2015. His epilepsy has evolved into Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, and he suffers from seizures daily. His illness has left him with severe hypotonia and has caused global developmental delays. However, his new GoTo...

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Rebecca

We were so happy to bring a smile to the face of our newest recipient! Rebekah has Spina Bifida and is unable to walk without the assistance of braces and a walker. Rebekah’s new swing, presented by MGCA, allows her to enjoy playtime with her siblings and...

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Lizbeth

Born at 26 weeks’ gestation, Lizbeth stayed in NICU for one and a half months. She has needed assistance overcoming delays in speech and language, socialization, and self-help skills, and still walks on her toes even after 18 months of occupational therapy. The Sit ‘n...

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Jaxon

Jaxon was born with Cerebral Palsy, mild cortical vision impairment, and bilateral cystic periventricular leukomalacia. With the help of Jaxon’s bath chair, his mom is able to care for Jaxon and allow him to play in the bathtub without worry. In a recent conversation...

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Kaden

Developmental Delays make it difficult for Kaden to function when overstimulated. Your generous donations enabled MGCA to provide Kaden with needed Sensory Sox so that he is now able to access a quiet space in any environment, calm himself, and become less...

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Jayleen

Jayleen was born prematurely and exposed to drugs in her prenatal stages. She has global developmental disabilities highlighted by her sensory integration dysfunction, social-emotional skill deficits, and related behavior problems. Jayleen is also on the autism...

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Olivia

My Gym Challenged America recently received a letter from the mother of one of the girls we’ve helped: “Olivia has a metabolic disorder: Mitochondrial disease. While Mitochondrial disease affects each person differently, Olivia’s main system targeted is her...

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Cole

Cole has been diagnosed with Epilepsy, Infantile Spasms, and Cortical Dysplasia. In addition, he had to have almost half of his brain removed because he was having 150+ seizures a day. With the assistance of his Maclaren Major Elite Stroller, Cole’s parents are able...

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Lucas

Lucas has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, severe Seizure Disorder, ADHD, and other developmental delays. He loves to play on his swing set but does not have the dexterity or leg strength to stay on the swing long and often falls to the ground. With the assistance...

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Charlie

Charlie was diagnosed with Holoprosencephaly (HPE). This means that she is unable to walk, talk, or sit up unsupported. With the help of her new GoTo seat, Charlie is now able to sit up and interact with her surroundings better than ever! Charlie’s mother sent us a...

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Kim, Gabriel and Patrick

Kim is 14 years old, Gabriel is 7 ½, and Patrick is 15. Each of these children has various disabilities caused by congenital defects, prematurity, and autism, to name a few. Their extraordinary parents had already raised 5 biological children, but later adopted 9...

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Brandon

Brandon is 11 years old and has Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. He is considered nonverbal but understands and says some words. Brandon was often frustrated because he couldn’t get his point across. MGCA provided learning...

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Gretta

Greta is 7 yrs old and suffers from Angelman Syndrome, which causes developmental delays, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders. Individuals with Angelman Syndrome require lifelong care. In addition to dealing with Greta’s condition, her family...

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Haven

Haven is 5 years old and was diagnosed with a form of Cerebral Palsy called Spastic Diplegia, which means that both of her legs are affected. Her Mom is a single parent with 2 other children. She wants the best for her children but finds it difficult to deal with the...

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