MEDIA COVERAGE

MEDIA COVERAGE2018-07-31T14:32:30+00:00

See Coverage of Alysha’s Story Here

Lake Worth girl, 15, who can’t walk gets $1,900 transfer chair lift

When you think about it, it’s the simple things in life that are often taken for granted.

A stroll through the park. Feeling hot sand between your toes on the beach. Getting out of bed to start your day.

For Alysha Marerro, 15, these routine actions are anything but.

Alysha was born with spina bifida, a congenital defect of the spine in which part of the spinal cord is exposed.

She never had any feeling from the waist down. A wheelchair became her best friend.

Alysha, who lives in Lake Worth with her mom, twin sister and younger brother, also has hydrocephalus, where fluid accumulates in the brain, enlarging the head and sometimes causing brain damage.

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