Every family's story is different. Jeremiah Page is just like any 13 year-old kid. The only difference he may wake up one day never be able to walk again. His family is counting on a cure.
Jeremiah Page spends a lot of his time in front of the computer playing video games. He is also perfecting his hand at the Bass. Seems like any other 13-year-old but he's not.
"I am losing the muscles in my legs, and I can't move fast or walk fast, " said Page.
Jeremiah has Spinal Muscular Atrophy III; A muscle disease which will one day take his ability to walk away.
His mother Rosana, knew something was different about her son early. He walked tippy toed and had muscle cramps as a baby. At four he was diagnosed.
Today , he walks with braces which are Camouflage and cool.
"It is stretching out the Achilles Tendon and making me walk on my heel instead of my toes." Says Jeremiah
His family just learned last year MDA could help.
Jeremiah is now able to see specialists and receive needed therapy on a regular basis. He does his own therapy at home too to keep his muscles stimulated.
"We are trying to keep him active and we are praying for a cure," said his mother, Rosana Page.
In June, Jeremiah attended Rainbow Camp for the first time and had the time of his life.
"I can't go deep into it but all I can say was it was fun."
All thanks to generous giving from folks across the ArkLaTex.
MDA gives the Page family faith to believe a cure is on the way.
"I know they are still out there researching and still out there trying to find a cure and I am hoping and praying one day it will," said Rosana.
And Jeremiah will beat all odds and walk through not only his youth but teenage and adult years.
"I would love to see him walk across that high school stage and get that diploma." says Rosana