WATCH: 3-Year-Old with Rare Disease Goes in Pool For First Time

August 01, 2018 - 1:34 pm

By Kayla Jardine

For the Baxter family, it’s the little moments that mean the most. 

Three-year-old Byron Baxter was born with a rare bone condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, which causes his bones to break easily. The little Georgia boy has had 60 fractures since birth, so when he finally got the opportunity to go in a pool for the first time, the whole family couldn’t wait.

Byrons first time tubing! To be honest Mom wasn’t sure I’d be able to go tubing because it was a lot of people there, so my big brother stood beside mom to block people from bumping me while I waded thru the entire tubing area! I had a blast! . Shirt made by his Cyber Aunty @barbee_closet . . The 1st week of August Little Byron will have his first Bone infusion! Mom says that My very 1st YouTube Video will be of my procedure, so if you want to see what I will be facing, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel! The link is in my bio-- #thebaxterboys

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Byron’s smile while splashing in the water says it all -- he’s enjoying summer just like any kid his age. The toddler has more reasons to smile; since insurance doesn’t cover his surgeries a family friend started a Gofundme page to help the family, and they have raised over $85,000 to help care of byron. 

Whether it’s the little things or the big ones, they’re always best with family.

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