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Share Your Story: Brendon Spear

by Christy D. on Saturday, September 8, 2012

Brendon Spear Missouri

Our son Brendon was born a SURVIVOR and we are so blessed to have him in our lives!

Three days shy of Brendon turning 19 months of age he was diagnosed as having suffered a stroke while in utero (womb). As a result of the stroke he has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Right Hemiparesis, Muscular Scoliosis, and Speech Apraxia. He has had bracing for both of his legs and his right hand and wrist. Brendon has had to endure Botox injections into the ligaments of his right leg and arm. He participates in Occupational, Physical and Speech therapies. Brendon has a gorgeous smile and spirit that you can see by looking into his eyes. Through all of his frustration he manages to keep on smiling. Ask anyone who knows him…he lights up a room. Brendon’s spirit keeps us going!

Brendon's parents - Stephen and Jessica Spear - created "Brendon’s Smile" which is a not for profit organization whose core purpose is to raise awareness for Childhood (Pediatric) Stroke, to inform readers of the signs/symptoms of stroke in infants and children, to educate medical professionals who treat children, to educate caregivers about advocating for child SURVIVORS of stroke, and to share resources which support those children who endure a stroke or strokes.

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