The Lanes have three beautiful children: 16-year-old Ron, 10-year-old diva Jacqueline, and Caiden who’s 6 – and rather different from the other two. That’s because Caiden has apraxia and aphasia. “When he was born, we knew something was a little different with him, but we weren’t sure what. He never cried (…) He stared off into nothing. It’s almost like he wasn’t there,” mom Mashanda explains. Caiden’s disorders affect his ability to process language. Caiden has thus never spoken and has special needs for understanding, reading, and writing. Needless to say, it was a trying time for parents Michael and Mashanda Lane. But the loving parents refused to ever see it this way. “He’s an absolute inspiration,” father Michael says. Then one day, their little inspiration also turned out to be their big miracle.
Caiden absolutely adores visiting the local Chick-fil-A restaurant. While the boy has attempted to communicate before, he’d never managed to speak.
On this day however, everything changed.
As they approached his favorite restaurant, Caiden could not contain his excitement. Then out of nowhere, he blurted: “Chik-fil-A makes me so happy!”
“It doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but when you’ve never heard your kid put together smoothly that many words, it’s a really an emotional moment,” father Michael says.
Meanwhile, mom Mashanda simply burst into tears of happiness.
Concerned, restaurant staff asked her if everything was ok, at which point she explained what had just happened. Upon learning the Lane’s touching story, the restaurant staff was also touched.
They wanted to do something special for the Lanes and little Caiden. They reached out to the family and little Caiden is now a mini celebrity at the restaurant.
The restaurant even organized a special fundraising event to help the Lane’s through some tough financial times due to Caiden’s special needs.
“To me personally it’s overwhelming. There’s no feeling that can describe seeing your kid exceed and excel against all odds,” father Michael says with tears in his eyes.
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Caiden’s story absolutely warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Please share this wonderful miracle with everyone you know to help brighten up their day.
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