Emily is a seventeen-year-old young lady from Raleigh. Emily was born with a small cerebellum which causes speech, developmental delays, and a physical disability. When Emily was fifteen, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation of CACNA1A gene.
She is the 2nd patient in the world to be diagnosed with this progressive gene disorder which is a form of spinocerebella ataxia. Emily’s prognosis is uncertain at this time and needed something to lift her spirits.
Emily loves Harry Potter, so we thought a trip to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios in Orlando was in order. After their trip, Emily’s Mom delivered the following message, “Our family can’t thank Meg’s Smile Foundation enough for making this trip possible. We enjoyed every second of our time at Universal Studios. So nice to get away from all the daily stress and worries and to see Emily so happy and excited. Visiting “Harry Potter World” has been on her list of places to visit for a long time.
Thank you for helping Emily and her family have an amazing “smile.”