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Fairport-E.Rochester Post
  • Fairport mother celebrates 'miracle' baby

  • This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and Fairport woman Jessica Bigwarfe will be celebrating like many other moms.



    Her son, Boston, 2, has been diagnosed with mild Cerebral Palsy. But Jessica and her husband Andrew say nothing compares to the joy brought to them by their “miracle” baby.

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  • This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and Fairport woman Jessica Bigwarfe will be celebrating like many other moms.
    Her son, Boston, 2, has been diagnosed with mild Cerebral Palsy. But Jessica and her husband Andrew say nothing compares to the joy brought to them by their “miracle” baby.
    When Boston was born in 2010, he arrived more than six weeks early. Doctors then took a routine MRI and found that he had suffered permanent brain damage due to lack of oxygen during pregnancy.
    The cause of this remains uncertain, but often leads to tragic results.
    “In reality, I should’ve miscarried,” said Jessica
    Today, Boston is living proof that the right support can help children like him beat the odds. He attends physical, occupational, and speech therapy every week.
    Boston enjoys crawling and playing with older sister, Dylan. Although his motor skills will be delayed, doctors say he will hopefully be able to walk unassisted someday.
    Although his illness has changed their lives, Jessica, who teaches special education at Marcus Whitman School in Rushville, Ontario County, said it’s simply a matter of finding a way of keeping life as normal as possible for both her children.
    “We love our children for who they are, not what they can or cannot do,” she said.
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