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Heroes of the DayJuly 2016

Each month, we receive hundreds of submissions from families all over the world, sharing their stories as well as photos of their children. If you would like to feature your child as the Hero of the Day, send us a photo of them to our facebook page.

Kayla

Kayla
We call her Kayla. She was born 3 months early with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and a seizure disorder following the premature birth. She is a strong lil’ lady despite what she’s been through, and she makes me so happy. She also has ventriculoperitoneal shunt and also has had a hemispherectomy surgery to better control her seizures. She loves music and loves to smile. That’s what brightens my day.
 
 
 

Shyrynn

Shyrynn
My daughter Shyrynn deserves to be the hero of the day. At 9 years old she plays the piano and bells, is a gymnast and cheerleader! She amazes me every day and never lets anything get in her way.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jackson

Jackson
This is Jackson Waddell age 5, he was born at 42 weeks and diagnosed at 16 months old with cerebral palsy. He doesn’t let CP get in his way! He attends Frame football in Glasgow and Kilmarnock and loves to play, watch, eat, sleep and talk darts. He is also an amazing big brother to his sister, Ruby. His whole family couldn’t be more proud of him, he is confident, brave and very funny. He is our hero!
 
 
 
 

Haylee

Haylee
I would like to nominate my daughter Haylee for Hero of the Day. She was born 3.5 months premature and has cerebral palsy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hannah

Hannah
This is Hannah. A 9-year-old super star living with Spastic Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Arthritis and Apraxia. Her incredible spirit and determination empowers this girl to thrive. She doesn’t allow her disability to define her. Although she has spent countless hours working hard in PT, OT and Speech therapy, throughout hospital stays and hundreds of doctors appointments, her sparkling personality and love of life shines! She makes the best out of everyday.
 
 
 
 

Livy

Livy
I would like to nominate my daughter Livy. She has CP, congenital cytomegalovirus, microcephaly, scoliosis and is deaf. She will be 13 this year, that’s 10 years beyond all doctors’ expectations. Her smile lights up the world and she is a fighter unlike any I’ve seen before! She’s my angel!
 
 
 
 

Braelyn

Braelyn
Braelyn is a precious 4-year-old boy with a beautiful smile that can light up any room. He has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, HIE, and developmental delay. Braelyn faces many challenges everyday that a lot of us take for granted. He cannot sit by himself, hold an object for more than a few seconds, he cannot hold his head for long periods of time, walk, talk, and he is tube fed. He needs therapy and requires equipment to assist him with everything. Right now, Braelyn should be doing everything that one would expect a 4 year old to do. But, do to a birth injury that deprived him of oxygen, he struggles every minute of every day.
 
 
 
 

Brooke

Brooke
Brooke is my hero and proof that miracles do happen. She was born at 28 weeks, along with her twin sister Braelyn. After several surgeries, doctor’s appointments and diagnoses, she wasn’t supposed to walk, talk or even recognize her own sister. She’s currently in Pre-k, played soccer last year, loves all animals and loves to sing.
 
 
 
 

Cara

Cara
Hi I’d like to nominate my daughter, Cara, for Hero of the day. She is 3 1/2 years old and has mixed quad CP. She is my hero!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dylan

Dylan
This is my 7-year-old son Dylan Johnson. He was diagnosed with CP at age 1 then later also diagnosed with epilepsy. He’s overcome many obstacles. He walks, he runs, and he rides his bmx bike without stabilizers. He seems to achieve what we were often told he wouldn’t. I would love it if he could be hero of the day, although he is our hero everyday.
 
 
 
 

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn was born with bilateral extensive cortical displaisia (brain abnormality) resulting in cerebral palsy. She will be 2 in September and amazes me every day with her determination. She can’t walk, but is very fast on her bottom. She is my world!
 
 
 
 

James

James
My son James is four years old and he never stops smiling even when things get tough. He has Spastic Diplegia and we were told he would never be able to walk. This week, he took his very first steps unaided! His determination & strength never ceases to amaze me. He conquers every obstacle that comes his way. He exceeds expectations & shows everyone what can be achieved if you put your mind to it. I would like to nominate my son for CP hero of the day.
 
 
 
 

Alexia

Alexia
I would like to nominate my daughter Alexia, whom we affectionately call Lexi as the hero of the day. She’s 11 years old and is such joy to see. On my worst days, her smile warms my heart, as well as others who interact with her. Being her mom has brought so much joy to my life. With a diagnosis of CP Quad and a feeding tube as well, the best part of my day is being Lexi’s mother!!!!
 
 
 
 

Connor

Connor
Connor is 17 with cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy. He has come through so much in his life even when doctors said he wouldn’t walk or talk or do much for himself. He is such a wee fighter that he proved them wrong! He walks and he has some speech. He has had stem cell treatment twice and has benefitted so much from it. Connor always has a smile on his face and lights up every room he goes into.
 
 
 
 

Jake

Jake
This my Hero. Not just for one day, but everyday. He has been through so much in his life. My Jake Anthony is blind, has CP, a feeding tube, shunt, a VNS and he still is one of the happiest lil’ guys in the world. He loves everyone. He is one awesome kid! I would love for him to be the Hero of the day
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sean

Sean
I would like to nominate my handsome, brave boy Sean as my hero.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brandon

Brandon
This is my son Brandon who is almost 16. He was born premature at 32 weeks, and at one month old was in a bad car accident. The doctors predicted he wouldn’t walk or talk. Well, he walks and he talks! He also just recently won first place in a softball throw for Special Olympics track and field! He is always smiling and happy and is a blessing every day!
 
 
 
 
 

Gio

Gio
This is Gio, our little angel. He is 6 years old, born on Valentines Day! He was diagnosed with CP at 6 months old Happy little Guy!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jazmin

Jazmin
I would like to nominate my daughter, Jazmin, for hero of the day. She was born 26 weeks and had several surgeries. She was diagnosed at the age of 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eviee

Eviee
My beautiful daughter Eviee has cerebral palsy with spastic diplegia but nothing stops her. She hits all her battles head on. She is in mainstream school doing amazing, is part of a dance troupe, and is about to face a SDR operation. Her determination is astounding, she is my true hero and nothing compares to the love and admiration I have for this amazing girl of mine!
 
 
 

Shiloh

Shiloh
Hello! Shiloh is our 8-year-old son with Quad spastic CP, meaning all 4 limbs are affected. He has AFO’s for his legs but that has never stopped him from busting into his favorite thing, dancing. His speech is also affected from the CP, but has made great strides in communication & trying to speak. We adopted Shiloh as a toddler and our lives (my husband and I and our other 4 children) have been touched forever! Shiloh is known for his smile that lights up a room when he enters! He never gives up at anything & his whole attitude about life is amazing & humbles me! He has even met his reading goal for his classroom this year in 2nd grade!!
 
 
 
 
 

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