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)
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
After four months wearing belt cane
Walks freely outside
Improved motor skills
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.