Here’s a Video of One of My Sessions!
But first, here’s some background information about this special little boy…
His mom writes, “Elijah is a vibrant 5 year old that is curious, friendly, and unique. He was born with a rare congenital defect called Goldenhar Syndrome which causes facial malformation. There was no bottom jaw bone on the right side of his face and his outer ears never fully developed. Since birth he has had a feeding tube and a tracheotomy. Despite a very crooked mouth and only one side where his teeth meet together, he learned to eat by mouth. He learned signs as a toddler to communicate. Then learned to speak when he got his electronic hearing devices at two years of age. He has endured therapy, surgeries and most of all the limits having a Trach put on a child.
Today due to a wonderful team of cranofacial surgeons, Elijah is a couple of months away from getting his trachea out for good. His face is closer to being symmetrical and his bite is much better. This is just the first step in many to come, but for a active young man it will be a whole new life adventure. First up on his to do list, go to the beach and swim in the ocean!!”