Jaxson's crawl to freedom
Organized by: Erica Campbell
Me and my husband had twins on December 15 2014 that were not supposed to be born until March 25 2015. There was complications with my pregnancy and they weighed 1 pound 5 ounces and 1 pound 7 ounces. The doctors had told us that there was a 50/50 chance they would not make it, and if they did make it there was a high risk of complications. Over three months in the NICU at the hospital they made it with a few minor complications. We brought Jaxson and Connor home from the hospital and as they grew we noticed that Jaxson couldn't sit up on his own or even hold things in his hands while Connor was doing all of these things. We suspected something was wrong so we went to a neurologist and she told us that he was just behind and it would take time for him to catch up to his brother. As Connor started to walk and Jaxson could only do an army crawl using his arms to pull the rest of his body. And could not sit up on his own, we contact another neurologist to get answers to our questions. They gave Jaxson an MRI and told us that he had signs of cerebral palsy and that he may never walk on his own. We were devistated with the realization that Jaxson may never walk again while his twin brother could walk and run just fine. We received his wheelchair and are trying to raise money for home modifications to make it wheelchair accessible. All Dontaions are greatly appreciated and we are hopefull that as he gets older he will someday walk and be able to run and play with his twin brother.