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Meet Baxter: 2017 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day Hero

Amazing is the one word that best describes three-year-old Baxter. As an infant, Baxter experienced a brain injury that caused his previously healthy brain tissue to soften and deteriorate. When he was discharged from the NICU, Baxter’s parents didn’t have a clear understanding of what their son’s condition was, and they felt removed from any sort of support system. About a year and a half later, Baxter started having seizures. He was then diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy at Boston Children’s Hospital, and this diagnosis connected Baxter and his family to the services and community that they had been hoping to find.