Two years ago, Austin was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This is one of the most progressive forms of muscular dystrophy and is characterized by extremely rapid deterioration of the muscles. Austin is currently receiving steroid therapy to slow down the muscle deterioration, though he is having trouble with his balance and walking long distances.
Austin wanted only to visit the theme parks in Florida and boy did he have a great time! He visited Sea World, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom. Austin really enjoyed watching the fireworks and parades, while his favorite rides were the Kilimanjaro Safari ride and Splash Mountain.