Found his PROUD! Inspiring moment young boy with Cerebral Palsy stands without help singing Lion King for the first time
- River Dove London, born deaf, now has a cochlear implant that he can hear
- The four-year-old, who also has cerebral palsy, now likes to sing Lion King hits
- He surprised friends and family in Rochester by standing without help for the first time
- River got up at & # 39; I Just Can & # 39; t Wait to be King & # 39; to sing from the popular Disney movie
A four-year-old boy with cerebral palsy stood for the first time without help to sing his favorite song from The Lion King.
River Dove London had never been alone before the Key to CP staff in Rochester, New York, handed him a microphone so that he & # 39; I Just Can & # 39; t Wait to be King & # 39; could play from the popular Disney movie.
Parents Jessica, 34, and Timothy London, 38, said they are currently "shocked and surprised" & # 39; were – luckily one of the firsts to capture their child's camera.
River Dove London had never been alone before Key to CP staff in Rochester, New York handed him a microphone so he & # 39; I Just Can & # 39; t Wait to be King & # 39; could play.
Both River and his twin brother Zachariah have cerebral palsy and Mr and Mrs London, both from Australia, travel around the world to find therapy for them.
River was also born with a rare condition called Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, and also deaf.
He now has a cochlear implant that he can hear, and his mother says that since the implant was activated, River has simply loved singing – especially Lion King songs, which he has never completely watched because of the scary parts. ;
In addition to bringing friends and family to tears, the video from River Signing and Standing received a great response to the couple's YouTube channel, Ordinary Extraordinary, which documents the twin's journey.
River was also born with a rare condition called Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, and also deaf
Parents Jessica  and Timothy London  said they are currently shocked and surprised & # 39; goods. Both River and his twin brother Zachariah have cerebral palsy and Mr and Mrs London, both from Australia, travel around the world to find therapy for them
The couple hopes that the release of such videos will draw attention to the work of Key To CP, a program for adults and children with cerebral palsy.
Mrs. London said: & I was shocked and surprised! His zeal for life is really reflected in this video, but I couldn't believe how his body came to rest and he could do this.
& # 39; There were many tears from our community and from our online community tremendous love and encouragement.
& # 39; Because we have a YouTube channel every week, many people know River and his story, so are just overjoyed to see this.
& # 39; River is a child in a million.
& # 39; He was born very early and very ill, has a rare syndrome called Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and has cerebral palsy.
& # 39; But regardless of these labels, he is incredibly adventurous, funny, affectionate, and the most determined person I have ever met. & # 39;
WHAT IS CEREBRAL PALSY?
Cerebral palsy is the name for a series of disorders that affect movement and coordination due to a brain problem that occurs before, during, or shortly after birth.
Symptoms are usually not immediately apparent after a child is born, but usually become noticeable during the child's first two or three years.
Symptoms can include developmental milestones such as not sitting for eight months, not walking for 18 months, looking too stiff or weak, walking on toes, weak arms or legs, restless, jerky or clumsy movements, and random, uncontrolled movements movements.
Difficulties in speaking, swallowing or seeing – together with learning difficulties – can also be symptoms.
Cerebral palsy symptoms can be caused by a number of things and are not necessarily an indication of the condition – those can occur if a child's brain does not develop normally in the womb, or is damaged during or shortly after birth.
Causes are bleeding in the baby's brain, decreased blood and oxygen supply, infections by the mother during pregnancy, suffocation during a difficult birth, meningitis or serious head injury – although the precise cause is often unclear.
There is currently no cure, but physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and medication are often used as treatment.
Every person living with the condition is affected differently, but in general most children live in adult life and some can live for decades.
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