"Alexander’s miraculous health comeback can be attributed to his “supernatural” powers and to the conductors at CECO, who tirelessly worked to strengthen Alexander’s head, neck, legs, and spine during the past three and half years." - Tricia, Alexander's Mom
How long has Alexander attended CECO?
Alexander has attended CECO for the past three and a half years.
What are some of Alexander's accomplishments that you are most proud of?
I'm most proud of Alexander's ability to sit up unassisted for brief periods of time, improved head control, ability to take more steps and ability to push his walker independently.
If Alexander were a superhero, which one would they be, and why?
Alexander is truly my Superman. He has extraordinary powers to overcome the most difficult obstacles in life, particularly health crises. Born a month premature, doctors gave me a very grim outcome about Alexander, saying he would not sit, stand or walk. I refused to believe the doctors’ prognosis and so did Alexander. Despite being in the hospital 22 times the first two years of his life, Alexander began excelling in his gross and fine motor skills, especially when I enrolled Alexander in the Conductive Education Center of Orlando three and half years ago.
What are some of the challenges your child or family faces?
I would have to say Alexander's hospitalizations. This summer, Alexander was hospitalized 18 days with three bouts of pneumonia, and endured a life threatening medical procedure. Alexander also lost seven pounds, which was significant weight loss for his tiny frame. The medical prognosis was once again, grim. However, my little Superman showed his “supernatural” powers to overcome the physical, medical and emotional challenges. Six weeks after being hospitalized and seriously ill, Alexander was back walking in his walker, sitting, laughing, smiling, and enjoying the outdoors.
Why are CECO's programs important to your family?
Alexander’s miraculous health comeback can be attributed to his “supernatural” powers and to the conductors at CECO, who tirelessly worked to strengthen Alexander’s head, neck, legs, and spine during the past three and half years. Alexander’s infectious smile, determination, motivation and extraordinary power to survive beyond what is inhumanely possible, clearly makes Alexander Superman in every sense of the word.
If you had an opportunity to speak directly to one of our donors or supporters, what would you tell them? Thank you from all us for investing in CECO and our kids so they can be all they can be!