‘She is just doing the unthinkable,’ Local Easterseals patient defies the odds with every step

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Zoey Carpenter’s parents noticed something was wrong when she wasn’t hitting baby milestones, like standing or crawling properly. At 17-months-old, Zoey was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). “She’s not getting adequate amount of proteins to her muscles,” Alexandra Carpenter, Zoey’s mom, said. “SMA affects your swallowing, your breathing, the ability … Continue reading ‘She is just doing the unthinkable,’ Local Easterseals patient defies the odds with every step