Meet Casey and his family. This 7-year-old beautiful boy’s favorite things are Playdoh, flash cards, bubbles, and blocks. Casey does therapeutic horseback riding which he loves! Casey absolutely loves watching music competition shows on TV such as the Voice and American Idol. He will watch the reruns over and over and even has Blake Shelton’s finger point down cold.
Sweet Casey has a lot of health challenges, which began very early on, including Mitochondrial Disease (Mitochondrial disease is life threatening and progressive in many cases), cerebral folate deficiency, 4q deletion (rare and genetic) syndrome, and SeSame syndrome.
Due to these conditions, Casey is developmentally delayed, has a moderate intellectual disability, and has autism. He has many health issues and has doctor appointments and therapies every week. His biggest health challenges are neurological and psychological. He fatigues easily as well. Casey attends a special needs program in school with two wonderful teachers!
His parents said, “Our dream for Casey is happiness. We don’t know how this disease and genetic syndrome will affect Casey’s health as he gets older. We have been told it will most likely progress as he ages. Our goal is to keep Casey smiling and happy as much as we can and help him reach his highest potential.”
A very special thank you to Amy Jo of http://www.AmyJoPhotography.com for donating her time and talent.