Matteo's Story

Images Captured By Tricia Marie Photography

This bright-eyed little guy is Matteo. He loves to play with his mom and dad. Making them laugh and smile makes him happy. He might travel the world one day, as he loves to go places with his parents already. He, like so many other children, also loves to dance. Matteo is a strong-willed, adventurous little man, who is full of life.

Matteo was diagnosed with dilated kidneys at 38.5 weeks gestation. His parents were overwhelmed and confused, and also felt a bit guilty. They were unsure of what this meant for their baby boy, who had yet to enter this world. They followed their gut instinct and refused to give up asking questions until they were satisfied with the answers.

The possibilities are endless, as Matteo surprises his parents each day with what he has accomplished and how far he has come. They want what every parent wants, to see their child grow up, and be a successful and happy adult. Where success means doing the best they can with what they have. Success is in the doing, not the getting — in the trying, not the triumph.

“Matteo is truly a gift from God. he has taught us so much in such a short period of time. He shows us how important time really is in life as it is one thing in life that you cannot get back or do over. Matteo is our Tiny Light, who can brighten up an entire room when he enters.”