Maddox is visually impaired due to

microthalmia and colobomas in both eyes

 FEATURED VIDEO  November 4, 2020

Four-year-old Maddox has had access to belt canes since he was two years old.

At four years, his mom reported that he wears his belt cane "anywhere he isn't used to the environment" he does not wear in his home or in his classroom.

Before belt cane

January 6, 2019

Maddox (24 months)

Slow pace

Has ten collisions and three falls.


January 9, 2019

PVC AMD attached with Velcro

Maddox's PT tried out the idea of wearing canes by making her own.

 Maddox is prompted to push a three-sided wheeled, hand-crafted AMD during physical therapy.

With belt cane

February 12, 2019
Twenty-five months. He is wearing the belt cane at home for the first time.
February 18, 2019
Wearing the cane at therapy

February 28, 2019

Walking freely wearing a belt cane in an unfamiliar environment.

March 7, 2019

Providing a specific destination Maddox uses his cane to find a clear path.

March 13, 2019
Walking independently in a store
Exploring his local grocery store
Standing-up wearing his belt cane
March 16, 2019
Solo playing with toys

April 19, 2019

Twenty-seven-month-old Maddox

After four months wearing belt cane

    Walks freely outside 

    Improved language

    Improved motor skills

June 2020

Three and half year old Maddox

Wears his cane only when outside and in unfamiliar areas. He does not wear it at home or in his classroom.