As we learn more about SMA and how it will affect Stella’s body, we have heard over and over from other families how beneficial they think an iPad is to their children. Because of the touch screen it doesn’t require much strength to operate. A whole new world is open to Stella who can now do puzzles, play an instrument, read books, and even play games including a virtual doll house!
There is a fantastic organization called The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation who is raising money for SMA families to provide iPads to those who cannot afford them due to the staggering financial costs of medical equipment/therapy. You can check out their campaign here http://thegsf.org/campaigns/detail/projectmariposa/