"Any dream is possible with FirefighterAid on your side! They have made the possibility of Mason walking a reality and a dream that will come true. Can never thank them enough! "
- Crystal Garibaldi, Mason's Mom
Mason Moore has been a bright shining light at FirefighterAid since he was 4-years-old. Mason was born at just 23 weeks old. Because of his severe prematurity, Mason developed complications that caused him to have hydrocephalus and Cerebral Palsy with spastic dysplasia. This causes excessive stiffness in his legs, making it impossible to walk without the use of canes.
Mason's family has tried every possible therapy available, including swim lessons, Botox injections, horseback therapy, and chiropractic. Mason had surgery on December 2, 2014. Doctors will tried to alleviate some of the tightness in the hope that Mason will be able to walk without canes.
Mason uses a special type of therapy called conductive education, in which Mason undergoes 4 weeks of intensive treatment and training. This unique therapy will help Mason learn to use his motor skills better than he can now. In 2012, Mason went to Ability Camp for the first time and came back with significant improvement. But he still needs canes to walk.
It is our hope that someday Mason will be able to walk cane free! Conductive Education Center of Orlando will help him get there. That is our next step in Mason's therapy.
FirefighterAid has had troumendous help in Mason's events. Perfromance360 gym and Thorn Street Brewery have been amazing to us and we could not do it without them. Stay tuned for Mason's adventures there is so much more to come for our pint sized hero!
MASON PHOTO GALLERY:
2/13/2013 - Thorn Street Brewery Event
11/15/2014 - P360 Super Hero Fitness Event