Once not expected to reach her first birthday, Charlie-Anne Cox will turn 10 in June

  • Cherie Ehlert and her daughter Charlie-Anne Cox enjoy the False Creek seawall.
  • From being told her daughter probably wouldn’t reach her first birthday to training with her for the Scotiabank half-marathon the day after she turns 10, Cherie Ehlert is almost at a loss for words.
  • “It’s just, it’s … it’s huge,” she said of her daughter, Charlie-Anne Cox, who was born with Stage-1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a horrific, rare and degenerative neuromuscular disease.
  • Poppy, an accredited facility dog, is pictured with Charlie-Anne Cox, who has Stage-I Spinal Muscular Atrophy, at Canuck Place in this undated photo.

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