Our story is one of being in the right place at the right time.
When Stephen was 3 years old, he attended a birthday party and fell down. Then later that night at home, he fell again, but this time he was scared and almost inconsolable. After a warm bath, he went to sleep but was restless all night. When he woke up Sunday morning, February 10, 2013, he couldn’t walk. He got out of bed and dragged himself, crying until my husband got to him and picked him up. We wracked our brains trying to figure out what was going on with our otherwise healthy boy. He didn’t seem to be able to wiggle his toes or move his leg very well. As the day progressed, he was less coordinated and not getting better so we decided to take him up to Children’s hospital in Dallas just to get checked out. We had no clue that it could actually be something serious.