Nominated by Angela Z., Early Steps
Mason entered our program in December 2022, at 9 months old, with a diagnosis of low muscle tone, seizures, and hemiplegia. Mom was concerned he was not meeting developmental milestones. Mom wanted Mason to sit, crawl, and walk. At that time, he was not reaching or grasping blocks for other small toys. He was not yet sitting or rolling. He was unable to move forward to reach and play with toys or explore his environment. Mason could not support weight on his legs.
Early Intervention sessions, physical and occupational therapy were initiated, and he began making amazing progress. Mason can sit without support. He is crawling on hands and knees, pulling to stand and cruising along furniture. Mason is exploring more and is grasping and playing with the toys with less difficulty. He recently began speech therapy to assist with communication.
Mason and his family have worked hard and in less than a year he has shown wonderful growth and progress. Mason’s OT states, “Mason is definitely a Hero!” “Despite his diagnosis and the obstacles, he goes through every day, he is a happy boy. It doesn’t matter if he must wear a helmet, an eye patch, or hip helpers. He is highly motivated to achieve success! The Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist states, “This family is a team, with the primary goal of allowing Mason to show his best!” His PT stated, “I have the absolute honor and privilege of working with Mason and his family. He has persevered through such enormous obstacles.”
About our Hero of the Month
Each month, CDTC staff nominate one of our children as our Hero of the Month. These special boys and girls are heroes in our eyes. They show strength, perseverance, determination and a positive outlook while facing great challenges.
Their stories are powerful and heartwarming and reflect the impact CDTC and you, our community, has on their daily lives.
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