Thomas was born 11 weeks early and weighed 2lb 15 1/2oz. All was ok up to 9 days after he was born when he suffered a grade IV cerebral haemorrhage. This is when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and we were told that he would have limited mobility, communication and severe learning disabilities, if he survived.
Thomas was a fighter right from the beginning, proving the doctors wrong at every turn. He started at Fairfield Special School and thrived, loving the attention and being around other children and people.
When he was 9 years old he had a tracheostomy and we were told that what noises and communication he had developed would stop, but Thomas proved them wrong again. He found a way of making noises to communicate with us, and even the day after the operation was smiling and laughing in his hospital bed.
Thomas is a constant inspiration to all his family and everyone who meets him. He loves being the centre of attention and especially loves getting loads of kisses from his female carers and teachers.
Thomas celebrated his 15th birthday this year, not bad for someone who we were told would unlikely survive to his first birthday.