Amber has been a Chiver since 2011, scrolling the app each night to laugh at the galleries or read the Chive Charities stories. She couldn’t have known that 10 years later, her son’s journey would become a story of its own.
“From the very beginning, Mason was different.”
Amber knew that her son was going to face challenges long before he was born. At a regular ultrasound appointment, she was told that he had a clubfoot, one of the more common congenital foot deformities. It was still a shock and she was unsure what to expect.
Little did she know, it would be the tip of the iceberg.
Mason’s birth was relatively uneventful and he underwent corrective surgery at three months old to repair his clubfoot. “I noticed immediately that something was up,” Amber said. “He was poked and prodded so many times – even having an IV placed in his head – but he never cried. Eventually, even the nurses noticed that he didn’t really respond to pain.”