Early Childhood - Success Stories
Dillon had his first Open Heart surgery when he was 2 months old. It was such a scary time in our life but Dillon showed us how extremely tough & resilient he was. Six days after his surgery, after the many ups and downs, Dillon came home and began to thrive.
Throughout Dillon’s toddler years, he had several other medical challenges and was extremely delayed. However, after he had shown me how tough he was during his 1st Open Heart Surgery, I knew that, in his own time, he was going to do just as great and accomplish everything that any typical child could. Dillon had numerous hospitalizations, procedures; Gastric Feeding Tube placed and even a 2ND Open Heart Surgery when he was 4yrs old. Throughout those years and to this day, everyone that knows him is touched by his resilience.
Earlier this year, Dillon was also diagnosed with Autism. A diagnosis that many didn’t think was possible because of how happy & loving he is. Dillon, to this day, remains to be inspiring and is so extremely treasured by all of his peers. He is very well accepted in our Public School System and does everything that any child can do. The opportunities for him are endless! I’m so extremely proud of Dillon for the lessons that he continues to teach me & others. He’s a complete joy to anyone that knows him and I am so very thankful to be his Mom.