Although healthy habits and an active lifestyle can provide most people with a clean bill of health, some medical conditions are unavoidable. One young boy from Colorado was born with a rare genetic condition that has his skin hardening out of his control, and you won’t believe his family’s reaction in slide #2 (though if you’re a parent, maybe you will).
12. Sometimes Health Is Out Of Our Hands
We do our best to keep our lifestyles active and our health in the best shape possible. Although devastating, sometimes genetics plays a big role in whether or not we live well and relatively normal lives.
11. Natalie And Tim Rogers Couldn’t Wait To Meet Their Son
The Rogers adopted their son Jaiden in 2007 when he was only two years old. Natalie and Tim knew that their son had a very troubled past, but they were willing to help him adjust every step of the way.
You won’t believe what he must overcome in slide #4!
10. Jaiden Had A Really Rough Start
The Rogers traveled to Georgia to pick up Jaiden and bring him back to their home in Colorado. He was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and was extremely malnourished.
9. The Rogers Worked At Earning His Fragile Trust
Jaiden was so used to neglect that his new family caught him eating from the dog’s food bowl a few times. He was so scared of abandonment that he would go by the bedside of his new parents and touch their faces to make sure they were still there.
Slide #2 shows that his parents would always be by his side, no matter the circumstances.
8. Tim Rogers Realized Something Wasn’t Right
He began to notice four years ago that hard lumps of skin had formed on Jaiden’s arms. “It’s almost like tapping on a counter top, on a hard surface. That’s what it feels like,” Tim revealed. This was simply the beginning of Jaiden’s struggles.