I am so excited to share about this amazing boy! From the moment you meet him he draws you in with his joy and enthusiasm for life. It was an absolute pleasure getting to photograph Silas as one of his favorite superhero.
Silas was nominated for a feature by his sweet kindergartner teacher. Here’s what she had to say about him:
“He is SO amazing! He has more spirit and perseverance then anyone. I’ve only known him a few weeks but think of him every time you post about inspirational kids.”
We reached out to mom and were so excited when she agreed to let him be featured.
Please start by telling us how your child inspires you/those around you. : He always has a smile on his face and makes those around him feel comfortable. He never gives up.... he is always determined to find a way no matter what he puts him mind to.
Who does your child look up to?: His "Bruder" (who is an Army Soldier) and his Grampy.
If someone wants to know about his/her experience, what's the best way to ask/learn about it? : He was born with a very rare condition called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC). The best way to learn about him and his experience is to ask questions.... he is an awesome little guy with an amazing story, we are always happy to share.
How have other kids (friends, family, classmates) learned from your child?: That there is no handicap or disability that limits your inner beauty. And that there is NO limit to what one can do, accomplish or achieve with the right attitude. To accept our differences.... that is what truly makes us who we are. He wears his surgery scars with pride knowing that those make him who he is.... One of a kind.
What goals and dreams does your child have?: He wants to grow up to be fast like Flash. And he wants to be an artist of all things.... drawing, painting and of music. And he wants to be a real baseball player.
What’s your favorite memory of them?: When he breathed, the docs weren't certain if he would ever make it home. Daily.... when he is in the backseat of the car, singing every lyric to every song that plays on the radio.
What are your favorite strengths/ characteristics in your child (top two?: He wants to do learn and everything on his own. He never gives up!! And he doesn't see himself as disabled.... he's just built different. He’s taught me to live in the moment and appreciate the small details in life.