When this dad found out his newborn son was going to wear a helmet for a year after being born, he decided to get creative.
Daily Mail – The force is strong with one St. Louis, Missouri, father – and so are his parenting skills!
When Jonathan Moxey, 34, found out his newborn son, Jack, needed to start wearing a skull-shaping helmet for most of the day to correct a birth defect, the creative Star Wars fan turned to a galaxy far, far away to make the ordeal a bit more fun.
According to PopSugar, he began painting designs inspired by the sci-fi franchise on Jack’s helmets, turning his little guy into everyone from R2-D2 to Luke Skywalker himself.
When Jack was just two months old, his parents, Jonathan and Lauren, took him to a pediatrician for a check-up. There, the doctor noticed that Jack’s head wasn’t shaped exactly right.
‘Up to that point, we had talked a bit about his head size, but we chalked that mostly up to genetics as he is the fourth generation of big heads,’ joked Lauren.
An X-ray, however, revealed that Jack had craniosynostosis, a birth defect wherein the baby’s skull doesn’t develop correctly. This can affect the baby’s brain, and also lead to its head being misshapen.
Along with the doctor, the couple decided that Jack would have ‘minimally invasive surgery’, rather than a more extreme procedure, to correct the problem.
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