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From the age of 6, Cauã began to have difficulty walking, falling frequently. Soon after, his parents received dreadful news from the doctor: Cauã was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by the progressive loss of muscle. The same year, he started undergoing hospital treatments under the care of neurologists and physical therapists and has been using a wheelchair for the past 4 years. What brightens Cauã’s life is his passion for soccer. So when we asked what Cauã wished for, he told us he wished to see his favorite team, The Palmeiras, play at their home stadium in Brazil.
Every child deserves a childhood full of joyful memories. Since 1980, we’ve granted more than 550,000 wishes all over the world to bring hope to children with critical illnesses. However, there are still over 20,199 children who need our help. You can give joy today and restore hope for tomorrow, for children just like Cauã.
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