Young Artist Thrives with Help from Empath Health

The 13-year-old was born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a disease that has taken almost all her ability to move.

But that doesn’t stop her from creating artwork using only her left thumb.

Those details just make the journey from Maia’s mind to the finished product more interesting. Watch the video on this page to learn more about Maia’s creative process.

Empath Health provides Maia nursing care, a social worker to help with emotional issues and a teen volunteer who helps Maia with math. Empath graphic designer Cathy Lasky volunteers her time for art lessons with Maia.

Your continued support makes it possible for us to provide this level of care and support for thousands of patients and their loved ones every day – and truly make a difference in each of their lives.

“Everything that Empath has given us and continues to do for us makes every day easier, just makes life better,” says Maia’s mom, Lisa.

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