“Small but mighty.” That’s how Akron Children’s Hospital describes Alaric Bridgeman, a 2-year-old who’s spent months proving how strong and determined he is!
Back in December, the toddler started suffering from transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder caused by inflammation of the spinal cord. By the time he checked into the hospital, he was completely paralyzed, but toward the end of the month, his parents saw a glimmer of hope when he showed intentional movement.
From there, Alaric worked with physical therapists and took walks around the hospital with his dad, “making friends with everyone they passed.”
All the hard work he put in paid off in late January, when he finally got the all clear to go home — and walked out by himself!
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