Our son Kyle, was diagnosed 17 years ago with PDD-NOS. Needless to say, we have been fighting this battle for a while…
I’m sending this because hope is a miraculous thing! Sometimes, that was all we had! Kyle was diagnosed at 26 months. He didn’t speak his first word until he was 3 1/2 years old. He didn’t use sentences until he was 5 years old. He had temper tantrums – BIG ONES! He has been on more medications than I can remember. We did speech therapy, occupational therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. He attended both public and private schools…
Flash forward… Kyle is 19. He graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School in 2011. He was a Student Athletic Trainer for 3 years in which he earned his letterman jacket and Varsity letter. He was awarded the All-State All-Academic honor in his Senior year. He was also inducted into the National Honor Society in his Junior year and maintained his standing through his Senior year. He is currently at Wharton County Junior College at Sugar Land, in his second semester. He took 13 units last semester and earned all A’s. This semester he is taking 16 units and seems to be doing equally as well. We are currently looking at various 4-year universities where Kyle can continue his education. He “hopes” one day to work in the field of paleontology, anthropology, archeology or evolutionary biology.
HOPE – It is such a small word with such a big meaning! Without HOPE there is nothing. I should know, because there were so many times when all I had was HOPE. And because I had HOPE, I had the strength to preserver. Through my perseverance, Kyle was able to overcome his challenges and achieve so much. Because I have HOPE, I know Kyle will be happy, healthy and successful!
Thank-you for all your good work!
Sugar Land, TX