Today.com Highlights One-Year-Old Jackson Storey’s Cranial Helmet Journey for National Plagiocephaly and Torticollis Day
When Abby Storey was 28 weeks pregnant, she learned her baby boy Jackson had osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type III, a very rare condition also known as “brittle bone disease.” Doctors weren’t sure if Jackson would survive after birth, but the Storey family’s little fighter beat the odds. Born with multiple fractures, Jackson had to spend a lot of time on his back while healing, which caused him to develop a flat spot on the back of his head, known as plagiocephaly. In honor of National Plagiocephaly & Torticollis Awareness Day on March 20, Today.com brought to the forefront Jackson’s story along with his mom’s mission to educate other parents about the benefits of cranial helmets to treat babies with “flat head syndrome.”
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Though Jackson’s helmet journey isn’t over, his mom Abby is very encouraged and hopes his experience can raise awareness of why babies sometimes need helmets.
To learn more about Jackson’s cranial helmet journey with Hanger Clinic, read the full press release in our newsroom.
Ask the Expert: What Parents Need to Know About Flat Head Syndrome
Maybe you’ve noticed a flat spot on your baby’s head. Or, perhaps your baby, or the child of a friend or family member, has worn a corrective helmet and you want to learn more. We sat down with one of the nation’s leading cranial specialists Katie Toth, CPO, who set the record straight about what it means to have “flat head syndrome” and how it can be treated.
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