This little sweetie is Mason. Mason was born in December of 2014. He is described by his nannies as cute and compliant. They also say he is “so smart”. His language development is very good. He can follow instructions well. Also, he has a good vocabulary and knows lots of words such as “auntie, good, and no.” He knows the names of all of his body parts too. All of Mason’s teachers think he is great. They say that the only difficulty they have with him is in getting him to sit quietly during class…which is pretty typical for a two and a half year old boy. So, they often let him play during instruction. Mason is active and “all boy.” His coordination is good and he loves climbing, swinging and riding the wooden rocking horse. His favorite toy is cars. He likes to “drive” them along the table, floor and walls. Sometimes the teacher will take him to the playground after class, before nap time. Mason likes that very much. He runs happily on the playground.
An ultrasound of Mason’s heart that was done when he was 8 months old showed a VSD. A second ultrasound done when he was 15 months old suggested PFO. However, the most recent ultrasound done at 2 years and 6 months old showed no abnormality. Mason also has a diagnosis of b-thalassemia. He must have blood transfusions monthly. Mason is such a strong and brave little boy. When he sees the nurse coming to draw his blood he stretches his arm out and does not cry. All of the staff admire him for his bravery.
If you would like to review Mason’s file, please complete AAC’s eligibility application. Please make sure to mention her name in the appropriate section of the form. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole by email or by phone at 970-775-4683. You can also contact AAC’s Waiting Child Advocate.