Mariya lives in St. Louis.  Mariya was a competitive swimmer until she was injured in a diving accident.

Missouri KIDS has been able to empower Mariya’s independence with the purchase of a Swedish help arm which is a counterbalanced arm sling that provides functional assistance & muscle re-education to help with eating meals, drinking & other tasks. Missouri KIDS has also provided Mariya with a computer & specialized software along with tuition and books.  Mariya attends a local university and is majoring in the medical field.

To Missouri KIDS donors, Mariya says, “I appreciate your help.”