Woody was born with special needs. He had seizures. When he was 4 months old
he got a g-tube. When he was 10 months old he got a tracheostomy to help him
breathe better. He needed a shunt for his hydrocephalus. He couldn’t see very
well. He even had twelve fingers and twelve toes. A very special boy!
Woody became a “CAP/C kid.”
He received special therapy. Physical, occupational, speech, feeding, vision, and
developmental therapists helped him learn to do all kinds of things for himself.
He had many doctors, lots of appointments with specialists, and what
seemed like endless visits to the hospital and emergency room.
Woody had caring nurses to help his mom take care of him at home. They
suctioned his trach, gave him meds and g-tube feedings. They helped him
work on his therapy goals. And they gave him hugs and kisses!
Woody had a child service coordinator and worked on developmental goals
when he was in Early Intervention.
Woody had some wonderful CAP/C case managers over the years: Felicia,
Stacy, Lori, Tara, and Liz.
He met more therapists, wonderful special education teachers, and
learned more new things when he started school.
Today, Woody is a happy boy. He lives at home with his mom and big brother.
He rides the bus to school and plays for the Indians in the Miracle League.
He loves head scratches, bath time, his piano, "buzz," and crinkle paper. And he
loves making new friends.
That's him in the photo, riding the train at a local park. He likes to be
on the move!
Woody will always have special needs, and many loving helpers in his life.
Woody’s Mom, Inc. exists to help
other moms and dads, grandparents, foster parents,
and all of the family members who
live with and love a child with special healthcare needs.