Wednesday's Child: Hunter

By: Nicole Morten Email
By: Nicole Morten Email

Profile from DFPS:

Hunter is a beautiful blond, blue eyed 8 year old child. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Hunter is a medically fragile child who uses a wheelchair. Hunter is able to scoot and crawl on his own and with the proper support, these skills can be increased.

Hunter has limited verbal skills and is also diagnosed with autism and mental retardation but his smile is something to see. Hunter attends special education classes and loves to eat almost anything!

Hunter needs a forever family that has the ability and skills to continue Hunter's specialized care. He needs a family that can help him explore the world as well advocate for his physical and emotional needs. Hunter needs the special attention and love that all children deserve and need to grow and develop.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Sandra E. Olmos
2400 Osborn Ln. Bryan, Texas 77802
Office: (979) 774-6759 Fax: (512) 339-5944
Sandra.Olmos@dfps.state.tx.us

Have you ever met someone who just makes you smile? Chances are, the answer is yes and we all remember how they made us feel.
In this month's Wednesday's Child -- we introduce you to one very special young man who has the ability to light up a room and he doesn't even know it.

Smiling just comes naturally when you’re in a room with Hunter. In his world, it's not a matter of what he can't do, rather what he can. Hunter was born in 2004; he was diagnosed with autism and cerebral palsy. His innate determination is the vehicle that keeps him moving and making tremendous progress in therapy and inside the classroom.
“We do lots of therapy, which is extremely crucial for Hunter,” said teacher Lorrin Thompson. “He enjoys playing with these bright-colored toys as well.”

His second grade teacher Lorrin Thompson says he's extremely social and enjoys music, playtime and of course… snack time.

“Hunter's favorite thing to do is eat, that’s definitely true," said teacher Thompson. “He certainly loves cookies.”

Hunter's ever-evolving personal journey is one that won't be complete until he finds a forever family; one that will provide patience, physical and mental encouragement while fostering his independence. But the most important of all – a family that will provide an infinite love that will never let him down.


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