John-Robert is a determined little boy.
The 3-year-old has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy but he doesn’t let it slow him down.
Upon diagnosis, J.R.’s parents were told by doctors that their son may never be able to walk. Fast forward two years, one surgery and many therapy sessions later and J.R. is not only walking, he is running.
“He can and will do anything his little heart desires,” said mom Jennifer.
She said there has been great progress since J.R.
started therapy at Grandview Children’s Centre.
“J.R.’s therapists are always willing to help. They share
different ideas of things to try to continue to help with J.R’s growth and success. They have supported us in all our decisions we have made for our son.”
When asked about their goals for J.R.’s future, Jennifer said she and her husband Andrew hope their son will live a happy and healthy life.
“We want him to always work hard. We also want others to see that just because someone has a disability doesn’t mean the impossible can’t be done.”
“It’s important to educate others and for all children to be treated equally. Because of Grandview, J.R. now has wonderful friends he plays with that also happen to have CP.”
J.R.’s best friend at the moment is the family dog,
Maggie and his new little brother, Christopher.