By Dan BensingerPublished May 15, 2018 9:37AMUpdated May 17, 2018 11:14PMAn 11-year-old boy with a rare brain disease has found a way to make himself feel like a healthy, productive person, despite suffering from a crippling disability.
The little boy, who cannot talk, walks without his parents or siblings, and uses a wheelchair.
His mother, who has a history of spinal cord injuries, says he’s never looked so good.
The boy’s father, who is also paralyzed, is in his 40s.
He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in 2015.
He suffers from depression and has been taking medication for years.
He’s been on life support for years and is now receiving dialysis.
But, the little boy said, his parents were always supportive.
They encouraged him to try different things and encouraged him in his pursuit of education.
They said he would learn and grow as a person and, hopefully, with his disability.
But he didn’t.
He had a rough start to life.
He couldn’t learn or walk, and he had to walk in his wheelchair, which is a constant challenge.
I just kept falling,” the boy said.
The wheelchair became so heavy and difficult to maneuver, that he was constantly in a hospital bed and had to be helped up by others.”
I was just like, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to die.
After spending months in the hospital, the boy was able to start school and enroll in a school in Florida. “
I just didn’t know what else to do.”
After spending months in the hospital, the boy was able to start school and enroll in a school in Florida.
But the struggles continued.
The wheelchair wasn’t a permanent fix.
Kristin told ABC affiliate WESH she tried to teach the boy to walk with his hands.
But he was still unable to do it.
So, she decided to go back to her doctor and get an MRI to see if there was a more permanent solution.
She and her husband were amazed to find out the little guy had an MRI on his spinal cord, which was just under the skin.
The child’s spinal cord is a long nerve that runs through the back of the neck.
Kristin told WESH that, after the MRI, she saw the boy had a very clear spinal cord lesion.
“He has an MRI, and that’s what’s keeping him alive,” she said.
The child was on a ventilator, but Kristin said she still couldn’t tell the boy he was in serious danger.
Kristi said she’s still not sure what caused the boy not to thrive.
But, she said, she is thankful to have found a solution that allowed him to do his best to succeed in school and in life.
“He’s still so much younger than us.
But I’m not going to be sad until he has a wheelchair, I just know he will be so much better off,” Kristi said.
Kristina, who lives in Atlanta, is now teaching her son to walk, which means she can be more involved in his life.
She has also started to plan activities that he can enjoy, like the family ice hockey game she is playing.
Kristen said she and her family are thankful for the boy and hope he finds a way in the future to live a life that is more fulfilling.