Maliyah Chung was only 14 months old when she was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2. A bright, determined young girl, Maliyah uses a wheelchair because of her condition and progressive weakness. But getting around in a 300+ pound wheelchair isn’t easy for Maliyah, especially at home where stairs, corners, doormats, and even the bathrooms, are obstacles. Thanks to Canada Safeway, Maliyah now has the freedom to access every area of her home. The Chung Family received a generous donation through the Safeway Mobility Grant, allowing them to make essential home renovations to enhance Maliyah’s quality of life. Today, Maliyah can travel all over her house.
As her parents, Joel and Farah tell us, “With all of the challenges she has and will continue to face, the thought of Maliyah being confident, as independent as she can, and free in her own home brings happiness to us.”
The Chung Family participated in this year’s Safeway Walk for Muscular Dystrophy in Vancouver, BC. Donned in their own team t-shirts , Team Maliyah arrived at our Jericho Beach Walk with an amazing 70 people along with them! They won the Largest Team Award and raised $3,120 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada this year! Thank you to the Chung Family for bringing their spirited family and friends to the Safeway Walk for Muscular Dystophy and for helping us help others affected by neuromuscular disorders!
Support the Chung Family by voting for the family to win a grant with the Aviva Community Fund for an inclusive wheelchair playground in Port Coquitlam, BC. Vote today and tomorrow! The polls close December 12th.