June 30, 2011

Who is Evan?

If I had to use one word to describe Evan, I’d choose comedian. He loves to tell jokes and make people laugh and his comedic timing is beyond his age. He is also charming, sensitive, thoughtful, active, smart and extremely social. He loves Pok√©mon, riding his bicycle, playing video games and reading. He adores his older sister and the two have a very close relationship.

Evan’s doctors, therapists and teachers use different words to describe him: Tuberous Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Retractable Seizures, Cortical Tubers, Angiomyolipmoma, hypomelanotic macules, Processing Disorder, Hemiperesis, Increased Tone, Pronation...

Both descriptions are correct but we strive to provide an upbringing for Evan that will not define him by his disorders. We are well aware of how they impact him on a daily basis, but he is so much more than the sum of his challenges.