Hudson Boy by Asher

This is Hudson.  He is my cousin.  When you look at him he looks like a normal 2 year old.  But no, you are wrong.  He is disabled.  He has  something called Williams Syndrome.  Even though he is 2 years old, he only just began to walk.    dscn34880001

Also he may never know what 2+2 is his whole life.  Sounds dreadful, doesn’t it?  But it  isn’t.  He is a very happy boy who loves everyone and smiles all the time.  He makes friends everywhere he goes.  He loves drawing with permanent markers.  That is one of his favorite hobby’s, (if he can get a hold of one that is).  He also likes to climb up the steps, eat popsicles, and tries to get his brother’s things.  

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Every time I go to Texas, I always read him this book. It is a baby book called Funny Faces. It shows little babies making faces, and every time we get to a page that says, “Go away!  I’m angry!”  he would just laugh and try to say it too.

Last year when I went to Stepping Stones Montessori School, my friend Maddy and I did a report on Hudson and Williams Syndrome.  Hudson got to be there for the report and he spent the whole time crawling around the circle saying hi to everyone.

 

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One time when we were in Texas, Hudson and I had a pillow fight.  But then it turned into a tickle fight. 

 

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The last time we went down to Texas, we babysat Hudson and Harper.  One of my jobs every morning was to brush his teeth.  He would only let me brush his teeth if he could brush mine!  Hudson is one of my favorite people in the world.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Erica Shier
    Dec 11, 2008 @ 12:44:31

    Oh, Asher, what a beautiful, amazing little boy he is! Thanks so much for sharing him with us. He is a lucky little boy to have a cousin who loves him so much…and I know you’re blessed to have him, too.

  2. Adriane
    Dec 11, 2008 @ 14:05:27

    Thank you, thank you for writing about someone that you care about so much and sharing with the world about Williams Syndrome. I’m glad you included such fun pictures that speak volumes of your compassion and kindness toward your little cousin. Keep writing!!!!!

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