Happy, intelligent, determined, and brave: that’s Row! This loving little boy brings joy to those around him and shows others that he has no limits. He teaches other children empathy.
Row was diagnosed with an eye condition called Bilateral Persistent Fetal Vasculature (BPFV) at 2 months old. This started a journey to uncover a rare genetic disorder called KIF11 which caused multiple medical diagnoses. His biggest challenge currently is blindness. Without realizing it, he is changing the lives of everyone he meets by teaching them how to take the fact that he is blind out of the equation. Row shows them that he is more alike than different.
Row loves to swing, jump on the trampoline, listen to music, watch movies, go to school, and he loves wrestling with his two brothers. Row has taught his family to see the world differently.
Row has defeated the odds and mastered skills that sighted people take for granted. His fearlessness and desire to be as independent as possible inspires everyone around him. He is truly a typical kid who just experiences the world in a different way than his family and friends.