Meet six-year-old Bentley. His mom was concerned that he was not meeting normal milestones, like talking and walking. He was eventually diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Many challenges follow Bentley. He is cognitively equivalent to a two-year-old. He is also nonverbal. He struggles walking but is working hard to make improvements. He remains happy despite his tribulations.
Bentley necessarily has a limited array of interests, but the important thing is that they make him smile. He enjoys movies and television shows with music. His favorite is trying to sing along with the Disney film Sing. He also enjoys doing outdoor activities, including swinging and swimming. He gains an appetite after an afternoon of swimming. His preferred food is rice. Bentley could devour a mountain if it was made from rice! Bentley doesn’t ask for much. And he needs even less to be happy. A song, a swing, or the sunshine. Bentley teaches us that we can be happy with life’s simplest pleasures. The world would be a better place if we followed his example.
Bentley needs a therapy tricycle to improve his leg strength and overall health. He will also have fun riding on the trike. Please be his sponsor!