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"Little Man" Makes Big Progress

Summer Moore Child Development Center Helps Landyn Walk and Talk

Greenville, N.C., November 30, 2017

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Little four-year-old Landyn arrived at the Summer Moore Child Development Center when he was just a year old.  He couldn’t crawl, pull himself up, walk or talk.  Within a year, therapists and staff at the Greenville-based Easterseals UCP Center were able to get his muscles moving enough so he could take his first steps.  Language came slowly but now, he’s unstoppable.


Landyn is diagnosed with spondylometaphyseal dysplasia, a genetic and rare bone disease.Miss Jackie, who works in the infant room at the center, picked up on his condition and quickly staff went to work.This little boy has had many challenges including several surgeries and a body cast to help with his growth.

Dawn Doggett, Director of Summer Moore Child Development Center said, “Landyn does and says everything like a typical four-year-old.  That’s what we aimed for and he’s done so well.”

Landyn, fondly nicknamed “Little Man”, stands at about three-feet tall and won’t grow much taller due to his growth disease.  His family remains grateful to the dedicated staff for pushing Landyn to the next level every day. “Easterseals UCP has done miracles with my little boy.  They are like family and always there to help,” said Ashleigh, Landyn’s mother. 

For more information about Easterseals UCP

Easterseals UCP works side-by-side with adults and children who are managing disabilities and mental health challenges. We serve as a nurse, a therapist, a social worker, a job counselor, a teacher, a psychologist, a caregiver and a compassionate friend all rolled into one. Our purpose is to help neighbors in need achieve better days and live their best possible life.

Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com

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