He has difficulty metabolising certain essential proteins which damages some of the important movement pathways in his brain.
He has significant ligament weakness and joint hyper mobility. Due to the nature of this rare illness, Oliver has to be fed through a peg in his stomach to make sure he receives the right protein intake.
Oliver is a very active young boy who is always on the move. Frustratingly for him, he has difficulty walking and standing independently.
Oliver needed a Second Skin dynamic body splint to help him control the movement of his limbs. The body splint would also help him maintain an upright sitting position and hold himself up for longer periods of time.
The Foundation through donations has provided Oliver with a new Second Skin dynamic body splint. This piece of equipment helps Oliver enormously with his movement and independence. Oliver and his family’s quality of life is much improved.