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Manuel's Story

3 years old

Nervous System Condition

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Meet Manuel

You can’t help but smile when you meet Manuel! He is playful, sweet, and such a delight!


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Manuel was in the holiday spirit this year as he played with new instruments and ate tasty candy canes. He giggled at the silly hats and fun music, and his nannies helped him dance along. Playing with Manuel is always fun, but the holidays bring even more opportunities for joy.

Manuel has shown a new level of confidence this season. His determination continues to amaze everyone who knows him. He doesn’t let anything stop him as he conquers barriers. Manuel has been trying out new physical therapy equipment and has blown away his physical therapist with how well he adjusts and bravely gives it a try. We’re so proud of him, and can’t wait to see how far he goes!

Manuel is not afraid to use his voice, and he will always let you know what he thinks. He lives life boldly and passionately, and we admire him for that. He is so much fun to play with, and he uses his sweet voice for singing, chatting, and laughing more than anything else. His friends look up to him, and he plays the role of “big brother” very well. Whenever his younger friends aren’t following his rules, Manuel is quick to use his voice to get the room back in order!

Manuel’s enthusiasm is something wonderful to behold. He is always willing to try something new and join in on just about any game. The number one thing you’ll notice when playing with Manuel is his cheerful singing. He spends most of his day belting his heart out to “Happy Birthday” and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” and it may be one of the most joyful noises you’ll ever hear.

Manuel continues to surprise us by conquering challenges each time we see him. He has become so much stronger and the pride he feels is obvious. Seeing that same pride in his nanny’s face is a gift to witness. With the benefit of physical therapy and his nanny’s encouragement, we believe he will conquer even more mountains. We’re so proud of Manuel.

Manuel is now a thriving 3 year old! He is spirited and clever. He loves to join in on any game and quickly picks up new words. He has learned how to say “OK,” and his nannies even taught him how to give the hand signal which he uses frequently throughout the day. Manuel spent his birthday having fun with with his nannies and nurses. We love Manuel and we feel privileged to celebrate and care for him.

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