Two Year Old Reminds Us Why Representation Matters

Wheelchairboy

On this Family Day, we want to share the story of a very special little boy.

Oliver Garza-Pena turns 2 next month.  He has a condition called ‘caudal regression syndrome’.  Since the condition impairs the development of his lower body, he relies on a wheelchair to move around.

Recently, Oliver was on a shopping trip with his mom and dad at a Target store when he caught sight of a clothing ad depicting another boy in a wheelchair.   Ollie’s parents say were stopped dead in their tracks as they turned back to see him staring at the ad, in awe! They say he recognized another boy just like him....smiling and laughing... in a wheelchair. 

Click HERE to read the whole story and to see the look on Oliver's face!