The 13th Annual Passion for Life event is a 5K Run/Walk and 5 Mile run event benefiting research at U of M C.S. Mott Children's Hospitals and our Inspirational Family of the year. Each year the Passion for Life Organization chooses an Inspirational Family and raises research funds for diagnosis of that particular family.
Our 13th Inspirational Family is the Erickson family. William was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular (SMA) when he was six months old. SMA is a rare degenerative neuromuscular disorder that robs children of the ability to move without any effect to their mind. William loves to play, even though a lot of his “play” time involves important exercises recommended by his therapists. At this time, he remains unable to sit unassisted and cannot move his legs against gravity. Because the therapy he received is so new, the future is unknown for William’s physical development or possible side effects of treatment. William is the son to Christine and Jack Erickson and they reside in Brighton, MI.
For more information visit:The Erickson Family Passion Page