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Fighting spinal muscular atrophy by skateboarding

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-11-05 10:44

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The invention consists of an adaptation that was made on a cage with wheels that serves as support in treatments of that kind. Through a security vest and cable, the girl can be stuck standing on a skate with glued boots. Then, her father pushes her and rides along.

“I feel free”, Iris said about their parents' invention.

“The dream of skating with my daughter was present since she was born. We had the idea about the cage, a research center believed in our idea, and it worked”.

Despite of the ludic part involving father and daughter, the joy, the better self esteem, it also stimulates strength gain, mobility, lateralization and weight transfer.

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Ricardo Oliveira Assis, born in Brazil, in 1981, has a eleven-year-old daughter, Iris, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, an incurable disease in which the patient has all the movements, but has no strength to execute them. Ricardo and his wife found a way to get their daughter skateboarding, and, at the same time, help in her treatment by creating a cage that supports Iris while she's glued to a skateboard.

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