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A little boy needs your vote.  His mom needs you.  What they both need won't cost you a dime. Play the video to get the full story of Daniel Springer from Fox 2's Andrea Isom.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE: http://www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com/entrant/daniel-spranger-madison-heights-mi/

FROM THE NATIONAL MOBILITY AWARENESS WEB SITE:

My husband and I brought a beautiful child into this world in August of 2005. We were well prepared for and welcomed the life changing experiences a child would bring to us. We knew, with the arrival of Daniel that our lives would change forever.

Our excitement persists today, however we severely underestimated and miscalculated the magnitude and nature in which our lives would be changed.

At six months old Daniel was diagnosed with a rare and incurable neurological disorder called Congenital Bilateral Perisylvian Syndrome and epilepsy, at 2 years old with Spastic Quad Cerebral Palsy. In layman's terms, Daniel's brain did not develop properly. At 7 years old, Daniel is unable to walk, talk, use his hands properly or eat unassisted.

It is impossible to know whether or not, or to what extent, he will be able to do any of these things. An additional unfortunate statistic is that individuals diagnosed with CBPS typically display mild to severe mental retardation, and sever epilepsy.

Daniel is a smart and amazing little boy that is trapped inside a body that isn't working for him. It won't let him call me "momma" or talk with his sisters, hold his toys or throw a baseball around with his dad. We were certainly not prepared for the challenges that we are faced with today. Even though we cannot reverse the damage that has already occurred, we are convinced that we can maximize his quality of living.

Our confidence is so strong that we take him to physical, occupational and speech therapy Monday through Friday. Currently, our lives are consumed with doing everything in our power to help our son reach his full potential.

Asking for help is not something on the top of our list. But unfortunately we have made it to the end of the short list of things we can do for our son. Therefore, this is something that is in our power and something we must do. Purchasing a vehicle to transport Daniel is on our "hope for" list. As Daniel gets older and getting him from place to place becomes harder without the proper transportation, I am asking for help.

Please vote for Daniel and continue to help him experience the world like everyone else! Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE: http://www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com/entrant/daniel-spranger-madison-heights-mi/

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