Dominic was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when he was 3 years old. His mum began to suspect something was wrong as Dominic couldn't jump up or go up and down stairs. DMD is a condition which causes the muscles to die and is life limiting. Sufferers, always boys, go off their feet and into a wheelchair at around 9 years old, although they normally need a wheelchair before 9 years old for occasional use, especially if walking any distance.
Dominic was such an active baby,toddler and boy and his mum thought he would react badly to having to go into a wheelchair,but he accepted it well. Due to his severe learning learning difficulties Dominic does get frustrated as he can't do things for himself and yet can't always communicate what he wants.
Dominic is on the whole a happy boy although he can be a bit 'kevin the teen' on occasions since he hit 13 a couple of years ago. He loves his books,DVD's and CD's and has most of the diney films. He likes things that are more for the under 8's and things he can use easily as his arm muscles are weak now and he can't lift things anymore. he likes going for day trips too. he doesn't like to much noise or people around him.
Dominic is very affectionate and loves cuddles with his mum even though he is a teenager. he has a huge fan base and people fall in love with him easily whether it's family,friends or professional people who see him. he occasionally goes to Keech Cottage,a children's hospice and loves it there.
Dominic is a very special,much loved boy
Written by Kaye (Dominic's mum)