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Miracle Monday: Will

Happy #MiracleMonday!

We’re kicking November off with 8-year-old, Will. Will and his family are from Columbia. He was born at full-term with no complications. His mom says he was one of the happiest and most easygoing babies.

At six months, Will’s parents noticed that he was not meeting his developmental milestones. After raising concerns with their pediatrician, they were referred to a developmental specialist. Just before his first birthday, Will was diagnosed with a rare disorder, partial agenesis of the corpus callosum.  The corpus callosum is a part of the brain; partial agenesis means there is a an absence (agenesis) of an areas of the brain that connects the two cerebral hemispheres.  Will’s condition impacts the part of the brain that helps coordinate motor function and speech.

Will has speech, occupational, and physical therapy sessions each week at Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Therapy Center.  He works with his team on speech and language development, and improving muscle strength and coordination.  The Children’s Therapy Center is specially equipped to treat kids, like Will, and has received donations from Children’s Miracle Network.  Those donations help ensure that kids all over mid-Missouri have the therapy space they need to improve.

Will loves his team at the Children’s Therapy Center and continues to make progress every day.  His infectious smile and positive attitude make him an inspiring Miracle Kid!

Here are some questions we asked Will to get to know him better:

  1. What is your favorite color?  Pink
  2. What is your favorite food?  Tacos
  3. What is your favorite movie?  Toy Story and Santa movies
  4. Who is your favorite Disney princess/ super hero/ athlete?  Mickey Mouse
  5. What is your favorite holiday?  Valentine’s Day
  6. Where is your favorite place to be/travel?  With Mama
  7. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?  Play baseball, catch and watch Raffi
  8. What is your favorite game to play?  Baseball
  9. What are three words to describe you?  Funny, handsome and athletic (sisters picked out his words)

 Thanks for letting us know more about you, Will!

To donate to the Children’s Miracle Network at MU Health Care Children’s Hospital, click here.