We are excited to introduce you to Uzziah! Uzziah and his family joined the JdVS community in 2019 after being diagnosed by a member of the JdVS Medical Advisory Board Dr. Cynthia Curry. He shares his diagnosis with other family members, meaning his mutation is not de novo. Like many individuals with JdVS, his family recognized that he still could not hold his head up at four months and was delayed in meeting milestones. Uzziah was late to crawl and didn’t walk until he was 3 years old. Now he is busy and loves to play! Additionally, Uzziah experienced feeding issues, seizures, and is very short for his age.
Uzziah continues to be supported by an agency in Fresno, California called Central Valley Regional Center (CVRC) and he receives services through Exceptional Parents Unlimited (EPU) (https://epuchildren.org/about/). Thanks to early interventions such as physical therapy, speech therapy, and feeding therapy Uzziah continues to make great progress.
Uzziah likes Catboy from PJ Masks, loves to watch trains, and enjoys getting wet in the kiddie pool.
Uzziah has days where he dislikes a lot of things!
Uzziah is a very loving and affectionate person. He easily makes friends when he breaks out of his shy shell.