Kaiden's Story

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Kaiden

Kitchener-Waterloo Ambassador (2017-2018)

 

We’ve all heard the quote: “Smile and the world smiles with you.” In the case of Kaiden, this couldn’t be more true.

Yet it’s hard to believe that at one time, this fun-loving boy rarely smiled. In fact as his mother, Melissa, notes, “For the first 12 months of his life, he was missing that sparkle of happiness in his eyes – there were so many limitations to what he could do on his own.”

Diagnosed with West Syndrome (a severe epilepsy condition), Kaiden exhibited significant developmental delays. “For our family, key programs and services at KidsAbility were essential in Kaiden’s development,” says Melissa. “Today, they continue to help him learn to walk, feed himself and communicate. And I can’t say enough about Go Baby Go and music therapy – the two things that brought joy into his life.”

As for Kaiden, he has a newfound sparkle in his eyes – and nothing brings him more pleasure than making others laugh.