A four-year-old from Fortune Cove, P.E.I. finds it much easier to play and get around these days.

Micah Gallant, who has spinal muscular atrophy, now uses a wheelchair that allows him to stand up. His family learned about a Standing Dani after doing research and speaking with other families dealing with the same medical issue.

"His big focus was standing up. He just wanted to stand up like all the other kids that he knows," said Micah's mother, Jaclyn Gallant.

The equipment is from the United States and cost $18,000. The family was able to buy the wheelchair with help from P.E.I. Easter Seals.

"He could be vertical and at eye level with other kids. We just thought, it's perfect for him," said Gallant.

 The equipment also helps Micah by allowing his spine to stretch and it aids blood flow and digestion.