Jamal came to Renaissance Children's Center (RCC) as an eight-month-old infant who could not roll over or crawl. He was receiving physical therapy and his mom was not sure if she should leave him at RCC, but she needed to go back to work and the strain on her family to care for him had become too much. Linda St. John, RCC caregiver, worked closely with Jamal’s family and therapist, providing many opportunities for Jamal.
Over the course of six months, Jamal became more confident, began to roll, crawl, and pull-up. With a slow transition to the one-year-old room when he was 14 months old, Jamal began to be more on track with his peers. Janna and Rebecca continued to work with Jamal, his family and his therapist, and soon, he began to walk and run. At twenty months, he was released from therapy and he is now making the transition to the two-year-old room, on track with his peers.