Sonny by his Mother
Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy
Sonny is now 9 years old.
Sonny was starved of oxygen at birth and diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic CP. He was not expected to survive let alone to walk! At two years old he was still not sitting independently and his hands remained tight. We started treatment at Advance when he was two years of age and still could not sit unaided.
Since TST we never looked back
We never looked back, he seemed to surprise on a weekly basis. By seven years he was thriving at mainstream school but this year Sonny now nine years old began to walk independently!
Sonny walks around the school totally independently. He uses his walker at playtimes for stability but rarely uses any walking aid out of school.His balance is improving weekly.
He can walk up and down kerbs and during our last visit to Advance we visited a park where he was able to walk up the steps to a slide using his hands to pull himself up.
In June Sonny ran his school sports day independently. He has gymnastic and swimming lessons and just completed a horse-riding course.He is a very sociable and popular boy with loads of friends. He has good age appropriate concentration and no behavioural issues.
Able to write
At school he is able to write (although a bit slower and untidier his peers) and has developed excellent computer skills.
TST part of family life
Sonny always has his exercises done after his bath and often falls asleep whilst I am doing them.
Added to this Sonny Loves having his exercises done.