Robert was very poorly at birth, he was born with a life threatening condition, multiple pituitary hormone deficiency. Once this was treated he improved a bit but problems with his face and airways meant he needed a tracheostomy to breathe, needed home oxygen and was also tube fed due to severe reflux. He was very delayed in all developmental milestones.
As Robert grew bigger and stronger he was able to have his trach removed but he is still tube fed. Robert was diagnosed with Autism at 3 and Learning Disability at 6.
Robert is a delight to be around, he is so happy, he has a great sense of humour. He adores Nintendo games and loves playing Mario on the Wii and Switch. He is a brave boy and loves climbing, playing in the pool and going on water slides.