On 2/16/2014, a tragedy took place. Or so we thought. My sister’s son, Asher, experienced a severe brain injury during labor and delivery due to the umbilical cord being wrapped around his neck while my sister pushed for 3.5 hours.
Things looked grim. They were very skeptical he would make it. He was in the NICU for 27 days. So much trauma!
After all things settled down, it was clear Asher wasn’t going to be typical. He cannot speak, he is fed through a G-tube into his stomach, he is wheel-chair bound. He is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. This has been his life for 8.5 years now.
However, some amazingly beautiful things have come out of this whole experience. And while, sure, it would be amazing if Asher could walk, talk & eat on his own, my sister adores Asher just as he is.
If interested in her story, she was recently interviewed on the In the Face of Illness podcast hosted by the Forrest Spence Fund. Check it out!