Hey guys! I know it has been so long since I have blogged and I'm so sorry. There are some followers on here that do not have a Facebook so aren't able to see some of the updates I post about Cash and have been asking about him. Anyways, he is doing WONDERFUL! Development wise, he is right up along side a "typical" sighted child. He talks all the time and he is such a ham. If he does/says something and I laugh, he just keeps doing it over and over because he loves to make people laugh. Vision wise, he is doing great. His light perception has gotten so much better over the past few months that he will sometimes face the TV and "watch" it when it is dark in the room. He can't see what is on the TV but he can see the contrast in colors and brightness and he likes it. He can be in his room and see lights turned on in the hallway or bathroom. He also can see things that are solid red that are held up to his face. This is so much better than when we even first returned from China. He has made so much progress in everything over the past few months. Hormone wise, everything is still fine except for his growth. He has been prescribed growth hormone replacement and will start that as soon as everything is worked out with insurance. We are really excited for him to finally have the right amount of growth hormone and start growing like a weed! Other than that, he is a happy, healthy, super smart 21 month old. We honestly could not be more proud of how far he has come! I can't say a big enough thank you to all who have helped us on his journey, whether it is through donations or prayers or well wishes. We truly appreciate it all SO much!
~Thank you all~
Morgan and Jesse
- Cash Michael Williams
- Cash was born on 2-22-10. He is a beautiful baby boy with 2 sisters that love him very much! When Cash was 2 months old, we noticed that he wasn't tracking with his eyes. We took him to the doctor &, after an MRI, found out that he has Septo-Optic Dysplasia & is blind. The doctors told us that there's nothing we can do. We refused to believe that we were helpless. We researched immediately & found out about Stem Cell Transplants being done in China that can help regrow the nerves. Many desperate parents & children are going over there & coming back with amazing improvements... miracles! The treatment costs are incredibly expensive and insurance doesn't contribute. With the help of many generous people, we were able to take Cash to China in June 2011. He was completely blind before we went. Now not only does he see light, but he can locate the source that it is coming from. He sees colors as well and seems to really notice the color red. We are currently fundraising for trip number 2. We have PayPal set up that goes directly into Cash's fund. Please help us spread the word and give the gift of sight to our precious little man!