Stephen was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and optic nerve atrophy at 10 months. He was born on September 2, 2006, 7 weeks premature and spent 8 days in the neonatal intensive care unit.
“Stevie” attends P.G. Chambers school in Cedar Knolls. He is able to take steps, but with much assistance. Stevie is using an adaptive stroller for most of his mobility. His daily therapies include working on self-feeding, communication and improvement of mobility and much of his treatment is not covered by insurance.
Although it has been difficult, his family is committed to doing everything possible to help Stevie reach his greatest potential. Most of the therapy expenses have not been covered by insurance. Stevie uses a home based therapy based out of Canada called ABR, Applied Biomechanical Research, that is that not covered by insurance. This therapy requires rental of an ABR machine as well as travel to Canada and Pennsylvania for training and reevaluation.
Stevie is a wonderful child, as well as a joy and an inspiration to be around! Click here to see a short video of how hard Stevie works at his physical therapy.