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UPDATE (October 7, 2:20 p.m.): Jim Edmonds' rep has told The Daily Dish that he is unaware of the diagnosis.
Meghan King has shared that her son Hart has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The Real Housewives of Orange County alum opened up about the diagnosis in an Instagram video on October 6, which is World Cerebral Palsy Day and one day after the family received the news.
“Hart was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy yesterday,” Meghan said, adding that his specific diagnosis is Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy. “Typically, kids are diagnosed after age 2, because CP is an observational diagnosis, and a child needs to be of the age and physical aptitude to be able to possess the skills that they are lacking or delayed in to receive the CP diagnosis.”
Meghan also noted that Hart was diagnosed with Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL), just over a year ago, adding that PVL is “often a precursor to Cerebral Palsy.”
In the caption alongside the video Meghan shared, she opened up about how she feels about Hart’s diagnosis.
“I felt called to share his experience and my experience with you all in order to hopefully normalize this diagnosis. Something I’ve learned is that a diagnosis isn’t limiting, people are. We are all born beautiful and perfect and then we learn we are too fat, too short, too ugly, too inept, too…everything. We place others in boxes dependent on their labels and we unconsciously allow ourselves to live within this boxes: woman, college graduate, high school dropout, professional athlete, Cerebral Palsy,” she wrote. “I am choosing to celebrate what makes Hart different and raise my children with the encouragement to live their lives out loud and to never let their differences limit or define them. So today we CELEBRATE World Cerebral Palsy Day.”
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