You are about to meet Malaki, an incredibly adorable child who will inspire you with his amazing story about defying medical odds. Malaki was born six weeks early. His premature birth left him with acute brain damage. The boy was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia when he was 17 months old.
Medical professionals told his parents he would never walk, talk or crawl. Her parents refused to accept the prognosis and immediately sought out experts to ensure Malaki lived up to her potential. Intensive physical therapy and the love of his parents made a difference in this boy’s life. Before long, he was no longer satisfied with speaking: he also began to sing.
His favorite song is “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”. Malaki’s eyes light up with pride every time a milestone is achieved. He can even walk with the help of a walker and his family hopes he will soon be able to develop enough strength in his legs to walk independently. Malaki’s story should inspire people not to let conventional medical knowledge dictate what is possible. Without the ability to see her parents’ past limitations, Malaki would not have been able to make the progress she expected.