Nathan has been through more in his short life than any child or person should ever have to go through. He has overcome abuse and with that came PTSD, he is dealing with a mitochondrial disease which affects his muscles and the ability to run and jump like a normal seven year old, and he has recently been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He works so hard to do the things that most kids take for granted. Homework is harder as for him as his hands don’t function well and hand writing is difficult. Sports participation is non-existent due to his chronic fatigue and muscle pain. He has not been able to master riding a two-wheeler yet, but we are working hard this summer to get him riding like his big sisters. He struggles socially and has a hard time making and keeping friends. In spite of all his issues he normally has a smile on his face and can be the sweetest person in the world. He loves with his whole heart and is a very affectionate caring child.