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The Miller Family: Craig, Helen, and Jake



                                    Jake with Mom                                     Christmas 2005


Jake’s Story:  October 2006

Please join us in welcoming Helen and Craig Miller and their son, Jake, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Like many of our families, the Millers began to have concerns about Jake’s motor development when he was about six months old.  Over the next couple of years, he was found to have low muscle tone, ataxia, cataracts, strabismus, an abnormal MRI (cerebellar hypoplasia) and atypical muscle biopsies, resulting in a diagnosis of MSS at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  His size is typical for his age.


Jake is now five and just started kindergarten.    He attends physical, occupational, and speech therapy.  He is working on walking using a Kaye Walker, and his speech is improving slowly.  Jake had one cataract surgery over a year ago and the second in February of this year.  He is also scheduled for another muscle eye surgery in October.   Jake enjoys therapeutic horseback riding and has a great sense of humor.  He is also very cute!



                                                    Easter 2004