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A young boy faces a daily battle with a rare condition which causes him to severely injure himself. Davey Wicklund, 11, from Renton, Washington, has a rare inherited disorder that affects his muscle control called Lesch Nyhan syndrome. Davey’s mother, Jaren explained: "Lesch Nyhan syndrome is basically cerebral palsy with self injury. Davey has got the extreme. He cannot stand, walk, he cannot pull his head up for long time, independently. He has got the muscle strength, but not the ability to control.” The parents have to take special measures daily to ensure that Davey doesn’t hurt himself; including arm braces, kangaroo-type pouches to tuck his legs in and a rubber mouth contraception to stop him biting his lip.
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I have worked with a kid with this syndrome. I work in a special care unit for children with various issues. The girl bit her hands up to the bone in seconds.. it was horrible, we had to restrain her to keep her away from hurting herself. I work there for 2 years and that case was so new and strange to me.. its so different seeing it in person.. I wish all well and strength to the families that have to deal with this disease.
I have a sister who is mentally disabled,17 yrs old.Really it can be hard too much most of times but bcs of we are in a same situation with this family,i can understand.You have to sacrifice something,sometime.Allah will give patience,i hope.Times like this is just an exam for life.We must be patient!Also,that is a great feeling when you see their smile😍
I am SO sorry to say, even though I’m probably really late, but I know 2 people, that didn’t hurt himself constantly, but two people that were mentally ill like him, and they both died and the one I loved died recently.
I've had a client like this actually he was worse and the self harm got so bad he had to wear a Helmet and got all his teeth taken out. It's so sad seeing someone like this but so rewarding at the same time.
the worst part about this is when you hear him talking and responding to people around him you realize that this kid isn't just acting on impulse and you say to yourself " oh god, there's actually someone in there. trapped in that broken mind " D=
Some of the comments here are so vile. How can people be so rude and immature to make jokes about this kid's condition?? Be grateful you weren't born with this. My prayers go out to him and his family.
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