I write this letter hoping you can help my son Aidan Rosser, we have many events of the next few months to build awareness and help with donations for Aidan.
Aidans world is very challenging for us as a family and as a dad I am looking to fulfil his future with help from special people, Aidan is 2 years and 5 months old he cant walk, sit, crawl or communicate saying mam or dad, his brothers want to play football with him whilst his sister wants to dance with him, Aidan is undiagnosed and we don’t know what is wrong with him, despite having seen specialists and constant blood tests, MRI scan and CT scans we still have no answers.
We are appealing to people in the local community to help in anyway they can, raffle prizes, donations and awareness, On the 18th December we have a football festival at Playfootball Swansea, On the 2nd January as a dad I am walking from Swansea to Cardiff to thank the 46 recent donations that Cardiff City fans have given through Aidans website www.aidanrosser.org.uk . The Evening post are following Aidans journey and anyone that helps us will be mentioned on the website and in the post.
We are expecting great media coverage of the walk and we are looking for large companies and corporations or individuals to support the event, what we need is:
A support vehicle with refreshments towards the walk
Sports equipment to support our walk, walking trainers and clothing
Training support leading up to the event
Raffle prizes and donations for Aidan to build funds
If you feel that you can help then please log onto aidans website where you can see the recent evening post articles, read his story then decide. I am sure you can help fulfill Aidans wishlist and aim list on his website.
Donations can be made directly on his website or you can send a chq to the address on the website.
Many Thanks for your time reading this letter
Chris Rosser ( Aidans Dad)
Is Global Development delay a tag to say we dont know whats wrong? The fear of the unknown continues!
As a child grows and develops, he learns different skills, such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, or waving goodbye. These skills are known as developmental milestones. A child with a developmental delay (a milestone delay of more than 2 standard deviations below the norm) does not reach these milestones at the same time as other children the same age. Most often, at least initially, it is difficult or impossible to determine whether the delay is permanent (i.e., known as a disability) or whether the child will ‘catch-up’ and be ‘normal’ or nearly ‘normal.’ There are five main groups of skills that make up the developmental milestones. A child may have a developmental delay in one or more of these areas.
Gross motor: using large groups of muscles to sit, stand, walk, run, etc., keeping balance, and changing positions.
Fine motor: using hands and fingers to be able to eat, draw, dress, play, write, and do many other things.
Language: speaking, using body language and gestures, communicating, and understanding what others say.
Cognitive: Thinking skills including learning, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning, and remembering.
Social: Interacting with others, having relationships with family, friends, and teachers, cooperating, and responding to the feelings of others.
Usually, there is an age range of several months where a child is expected to learn these new skills. If the normal age range for walking is 9 to 15 months, and a child still isn’t walking by 20 months, this would be considered a developmental delay (2 standard deviations below the mean). A delay in one area of development may be accompanied by a delay in another area. For example, if there is a difficulty in speech and language, a delay in other areas such as social or cognitive development may coexist.
It is important to identify developmental delays early so that treatment can minimize the effects of the problem. Parents who have concerns about their child’s development should consult the family physician, who, in turn, might make a referral to a developmental pediatrician, developmental psychologist or pediatric neurologist. . The consultant can evaluate the child and recommend treatments and therapies that might benefit the child.