Oliver, Age 3

Oliver is a very determined and happy little boy! When he was just one year old he was diagnosed with microcephaly, cerebral palsy, and genetic mutation on the CTNNB1 gene. He is one of about 150 children in the world with this gene mutation. Since it is extremely rare, there is no known treatment, besides therapy, to help individuals with this condition.

Our foundation covered a large bill that his health insurance denied from his summer hippotherapy at Napa Center and continues to fund his weekly hippotherapy at the Shea Center.  Since starting therapy, Ollie has made amazing progress! He went from army crawling to being able to take some independent steps inconsistently. Recently, he has made even more progress and is now able to take 250 steps in a row!

We are so proud of Ollie’s progress and we are confident that his hippotherapy sessions will continue to help him advance.  Please share his story and help us raise money to change the lives of children like Ollie!