His name is Mason. His story is astounding. Mason was delivered to us from Guatemala at the age of just 5 months. He was very sick with a genetic disorder and not expected to survive. But, after spending 18 months in the hospital, surviving a stroke, several infections and a bone marrow transplant, he proved us all wrong.
After a long and scary recovery, life finally began to unfold for little Mason and his mom. Gymboree was ready and waiting for the little guy who was once believed to never play and experience being a "normal" child.
With great excitement and first time jitters, Mason and his mom signed up for Play and Learn classes. It wasn't long before Mason smiled, gained strength to climb and crawl. Mason's mom let go of her fears as she watched her sweet miracle grow, play, and learn.
It wasn't long before it was time to enroll Mason in the School Skills program. This was an amazing milestone. Gymboree Play & Music worked so passionately and patiently with Mason assuring his mom each step of the way that he was doing great. Mason loved going, adored his teachers, and was proud to learn the letter "M". He painted works of art, experienced touch and sound and made friends. But most of all Mason showed his mom that everything was going to be okay. He was healthy and ready for life.
Gymboree helped prepare Mason for the big and exciting world out there. He learned confidence, grew stronger, and for the first time understood that living was fun and exciting.
Once filled with fear and doubt, Mason's mom can now look back and smile at the promise the doctor's made to her. "Yes, mom. One day Mason will go to school".Class Type:
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