Levi was diagnosed in May of 2013, when he was only 2 years old.  However even before his diagnosis he struggled to reach milestones and started physical therapy when he was only 6 weeks old. He had a lot of lung infections and suffered from being unable to use the bathroom.  Despite the struggle Levi began to crawl at the age of 1 and was able to walk at 18 months.

At 2 years old, Levi's GI doctor decided to test his muscle enzymes.  The results found that normal levels for a muscle enzyme test are 198, but Levi's were over 14,000. The results were an indication of muscle disease and from there he was referred to a geneticist determining a diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

At 4 years old, the doctors told Levi's family that he would need assistance from a wheelchair by age 5. He also found out that he would be eligible for a clinical trial for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 

​Now he is 5, and is experiencing tremendous outcomes in the clinical trial and continues to walk without assistance.  

Levi is an extremely bright young man, with a brilliant mind with a love for learning. He knows all the planets in the solar system, the states and their corresponding capitols, and is now memorizing the presidents.  Levi loves science, is a big fan of the Florida Gators, monster trucks, dinosaurs, space, and hiking with his family.

It is the goal of Building On Abilities to raise support to equip Levi with technology assisting him in his love for learning.