At the age of 4, we heard the words no parent would want to hear, our little Anthony had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After 8 months of intensive therapy, Anthony was able to start kindergarten. He was undergoing chemotherapy treatments and everything seemed to be going well until October 28, 2018 when our energetic son lost all strength and mobility in his legs and arms overnight and could no longer breathe on his own. Once again our life was turned upside down when we learned he had the Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) virus. After 2 weeks in intensive care, 2 months in the hospital and now 9 months in a rehabilitation center, our son has to start all over again. Thanks to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, inhalation therapy, FES bicycle, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, walking robot, horseback riding and many other therapies, Anthony proves to us every day that he will one day walk again and raise his arms! My husband and I do everything to support him, to encourage him, to motivate him! And we know that with myelitis, intensive therapy is the solution.
– Anthony’s mother