Student Spotlight: Easton

“Hi! My name is Micah but everyone calls me Easton. I’m pretty quiet at school but no where else. I like to play sports things and with cars, trains and play-doh. I don’t like crafty thing as much (like cutting and glue) but sometimes it will hold my attention. The only extra-curricular activity I have done so far is tap dancing but I really love sports so I hope to start trying some things this year.

My greatest strength is probably my willingness to participate in whatever is asked of me. I also have a few new talents I can do now that I could not do before, like sitting criss-cross applesauce and I can wiggle my toes! (These may seem small to some people but for me, they are my newest skills. I just had Selective Doesal Rhizotomy and stayed at the Bethany Children’s Center for a whole month. Recovery was supposed to take even longer than it has taken me but I’m just awesome like that.)

I want to start the year with all the same help I got last year but I’m sure as the year goes on I’ll be more and more independent. I’m motivated by high fives (clapping might make me a little shy but a high five makes me part of the celebration). My mom says her ultimate dream for me is that I will grow up with Jesus being my best friend but her other short-term or secondary goals are that I would be able to physically participate in anything I want to and nothing would hold me back. When it comes to my hearing, I have had hearing loss since I was in the NICU. You see, I was born at 32 weeks and was really sick when I was born. I recovered well, although now I have a mild to moderate bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and mild cerebral palsy. I wear hearing aids and use a Roger and do really well!”

– Written by Sabrina, Easton’s Mom

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