We recently stumbled on Byron Baxter’s Instagram page and we got hooked! He is a bundle of excitement, joy and love.
He is 4 years old and he is strong!!! Yes, I have to say, I’m smitten by his strength.
He was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. His parents say the ailment makes his bones break easily, sometimes with just a wave of his hand. Inspite of it all, the little boy has teeming social media fans whom his fighting spirit and cheerfulness in videos inspire on a daily basis.
Byron’s had close to 100 fractures in his short life which according to his parents occurred even before he was born while he was in the womb.
But this little bundle of Joy is not letting his health condition weigh him down. You should watch some of his videos, maybe you’ll get my point as I am really short of words.
Osteogenesis imperfecta is also known as the brittle bone disease, its a group of inherited disorders characterised by fragile bones that break easily.
What really got me more intrigued is his mother, if anyone tells you there’s a love greater than a mother’s love(except God of course), please call that person a liar!
His health condition has also led us to spare some thoughts for mums with a special needs child. It does take more than a village to raise a special needs child for very obvious reasons.
Parents of special needs children have to deal with a number of challenges and one of them involves managing the physical demands of the child’s condition. They also need to understand and manage the child’s emotional needs as well as their own. Although their experiences may differ, many parents have similar emotional dynamics.
This is why they need all the love and support they need to raise their child.
For more heart-warming videos, do check out his Instagram page Byron Baxter
Watch some of his videos