Careers - Hugo’s Story
 A Cause Close To Heart
Hugo’s Story
A Cause Close To Heart
Growing up with a love for Chicago’s architecture, Hugo had aspirations of becoming an architect. His body, however, had other plans. Diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, he had to take some time off from college, and when he returned, he decided to switch his major to Spanish with hopes of working at a nonprofit.
Careers - What Hugo Does
 Resource Specialist
What Hugo Does
Resource Specialist
Hugo loves working with families of newly diagnosed patients. His main goal is to ensure that they feel supported and know that MDA is there to help them get the best care possible. As a bilingual employee, he’s able to help MDA’s Spanish-speaking population, and is passionate about identifying resources for families abroad.
 
 
“One of things that I love about MDA is that the organization is constantly growing. It’s constantly changing and listening to the needs of patients.”
 
“One of things that I love about MDA is that the organization is constantly growing. It’s constantly changing and listening to the needs of patients.”
 
 
“We love sharing stories of families who are going out there and making strides to help their children live independently, as well as to help find a cure and champion the cause.”
 
“We love sharing stories of families who are going out there and making strides to help their children live independently, as well as to help find a cure and champion the cause.”