At six months, Liam suffered seizures and neurological damage. He was
diagnosed with dystonic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair,
cannot walk independently, and his arms have limited function.
Despite having no intellectual disability, a sharp
intelligence and strong desire to communicate with those around him,
Liam’s condition makes it difficult for him to talk. Liam has relied
heavily on sign language to get his message across.
Through donations, the Steve Waugh Foundation
provided Liam with a state-of-the-art audio communication device that
lets Liam be understood by his family and friends, as well as being
able to participate in mainstream classroom with his peers.
It was truly heart-warming to watch Liam find his
voice for the first time, and finally the world is getting to see his
shining personality. Liam has a wicked, mischievous streak and great
sense of humour, now we can’t get him to stop talking!