A 5-Y-old boy who was told he would never walk has taken his first steps.
Camden Brooks Hanson was filmed walking unaided across a room in a moment that his mother described as “incredible Moment “
According to The Mirror, Camden has cerebellar atrophy – a degenerative condition which affects the part of the brain that controls functions including coordination, balance and speech.
The five-year-old from Georgia, US, has been in physiotherapy since he was just 18 months old.
“He has taken one or two independent steps in the past but typically falls right after,” Camden’s mother Mandy Hanson said.
“Many doctors and therapists told us they didn’t think he would ever walk independently and look at him now.”
Ms Hanson shared a video of Camden’s first independent steps on Twitter this Sunday, where it has been viewed by nearly 8 million people.
she said :
“Everything Camden accomplishes big or small is celebrated but watching him take so many independent steps and feel so confident that he could finally do it was an incredible feeling.
“We are so proud of him and blessed that he is our son.”
Genetic tests have been unable to highlight the exact cause of Camden’s atrophy, but MRI scans have shown it worsening over time.
“The ‘unknown’ is very scary because we are unsure what his prognosis and future looks like,” Mandy said.
The child has physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, he undertakes about 10 sessions a week.
She described Camden as a “very happy little boy” who “loves being silly and making people laugh”.
“Our hope is that he starts kindergarten using just his crutches and eventually can walk around the room using just one of them,” Mandy said
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