Born with arthrogryposis, 4-year-old Ewan is unable to speak or move his limbs. His mother said, “When you are talking to him, you hope there is an answer – but there isn’t.” Now, because of his wish, there will be.
Ewan’s wish was to have an interactive communication device that is activated by eye gaze. Surrounded by loved ones, his new, top-of-the-line specialized device arrived. A technician mounted the device to his wheelchair and demonstrated its capabilities for Ewan and his mother.
Now Ewan can do things that he and his family never thought possible. Virtually, he can color, create music and play cause and effect games, all through his eye movements. Most importantly, Ewan can communicate, something he really could not do before his wish came true. By moving his eyes to different letters, he can type messages to his loved ones. He will learn how to spell words and build sentences to share his thoughts and feelings and tell his very first joke. For many years to come, this device will help him learn and communicate in school and at home, while also providing him with endless entertainment.
“This literally gives him a voice, something that would not be possible without this device,” his mother said.
Wish Granters: Martha Carmen & Fran Garfunkel
Referred by: Martha Carmen, his nurse
Wish adopted by Mr. Timothy Sykes