Lucas McCormick

This is Lucas Scott Mccormick. Lucas was born March 11,2010. He was born at 26 weeks premature just under 2 pounds. Due to a two vessel umbilical cord shutting off oxygen and nutrition supply. Lucas had to immediately be put on a ventilator due to his lungs not being fully developed. He had his PDA repaired (heart defect) inquinal hernias, and rop (retinopathy of prematurity) eye defect which corrected on its own. All other test throughout his 97 day Nicu stay came back normal. Intill the week before his dad and i took him home they did a routine brain scan and the doctors found shading on both sides of my brain that they had never seen his whole stay there before. They had told us it could result in cerebral palsy.
At a year old they diagnosed Lucas with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. This affects all four limbs. Lucas now has suizures and also silently aspirate. He is unable to sit up, crawl, stand, and walk on his own he relies on someone for these needs. Equipment can help him work toured these goals.
Lucas is now 4 years old. He can talk and communicate with others very well. He goes to preschool and receives pt, ot, and speech at school. I am so blessed to be his mother. You would never know anything was wrong with him. He is always smiling and laughing. And a very determined little boy. His smile and attutuide is what gets me though everyday.
I am very excited for him to be able to become a Reagan's journey child. And also get to make some new friends for both lucas and I.

What Makes Me Unique:
Cerebral Palsy
8 years old
indiana Pennsylvania
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