State: Minneapolis, MN
Facility:Shriners Hospitals for Children – Minneapolis
Ashley is a five-year-old who has a diagnosis of Merosin negative congenital muscular dystrophy . Her limited strength in limbs and trunk has not interfered with her bright, social personality. She has been a patient at Shriners Hospitals Twin Cities for over three years, participating in weekly aquatic therapy, monthly physical therapy and Camp Splash. Ashley has her own power wheelchair and is able to maneuver throughout the hospital and in her community independently. She always greets her therapist and the hospital staff with a bright smile and willing attitude. Ashley enjoys getting to know the other children at the hospital and frequently invites them to play with her. Ashley is very enjoyable to work with and brightens everyone’s day!