Touching Moment 5 Year-Old With Spina Bifida Walks For First Time At Preschool Graduation
A heartwarming video is going viral this week showing the moment a 5 year-old boy who has Spina Bifida walked for the first time at his preschool graduation.
The parents of Blake Mompher were hoping that he would be able to walk at the start of this school year, but various health issues set him back a bit. The family could not believe their eyes when little Blake surprised them by walking at his graduation last week.
“I cried as soon as I saw him walk out on stage,” said Blake’s mother, Megan Mompher. “He’s been through a lot of medical trauma, and to watch him overcome it all and walk so determined on that stage, I’ve never been more proud of him. He’s pretty amazing.”
The video below shows the graduation ceremony at Crosswood UMC Preschool in Marion, Ohio. Blake can be seen grinning from ear to ear as his diploma is given to him and the audience cheers him on.
“None of his classmates had seem him walk before, so to see their reactions was so awesome,” Megan said. “Everyone stood up and gave him a standing ovation. Nothing like it.”
“To see the looks on his friends’ faces was incredible!” added Blake’s father Aric. “We’re just very thankful for the little wins since he’s spent so much time at the hospital. It’s nice for us to be able to enjoy our child and his triumphs instead of worrying about him in the hospital.”
Megan, who learned that Blake had spina bifida twenty weeks into her pregnancy with him, said that he is “very proud” of himself for this achievement.
“Right after, he said, ‘I did it!’” Megan said. “He’s always been kinda freaked out over that stage, and the fact that he came out smiling was pretty surprising. You can tell how proud he was.”
Check out the touching moment for yourself below!