Condition: Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy
City, State: Vancouver, WA
Club: West Sylvan Middle School Sparrow Club Service Hours:
Date Adopted: 3/01/2018
Wyatt is a sweet and outgoing 4-year-old who loves school, dogs, and especially music. A fan of the classics, few artists make Wyatt light up and move like Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, and Little Richard. While Wyatt definitely likes to rock out, he does so in his own way due to the fact that mobility of his legs and feet is severely limited.
Both Wyatt and his twin brother, Rowan, were born six weeks early via emergency C-section, and spent their first two weeks of life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. While Rowan recovered from this traumatic birth, at 6-months-old, Wyatt was not hitting typical milestones such as sitting up on his own. An MRI revealed that Wyatt had suffered brain damage, most likely while still in the womb.
Eventually, Wyatt was diagnosed with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, which affects his legs more than it does his upper body. As a result, Wyatt is not able to walk on his own and has weak fine motor skills. Wyatt has received Botox treatments, which temporarily lessen the tightness in his leg muscles, making movements more fluid.
In order to help his body function as well as it possibly can, Wyatt receives physical therapy twice a week and occupational therapy once a week. Wyatt’s parents believe that a special therapy called ABM therapy could work wonders for Wyatt’s condition. Although there is a ABM therapy center in Portland, this In spite of all of this, Wyatt is full of life and his fun personality draws people toward him, both young and old.
Wyatt will be adopted as a Sparrow to a West Sylvan Middle School.. Thanks to the support of West Sylvan Middle School, students will have the opportunity to work hard to raise money for sweet Wyatt through sponsored community service and fundraising projects.