When little Tyler Galloway said the word ‘Mama’ for the first time recently, it was a massive breakthrough.
Up until then, the autistic three-year-old, who also suffers from epilepsy and a rare eye condition, hadn’t spoken a proper word, much to his family’s distress.
But now, his mom, Lauren McGee, said she hopes it won’t be long before her adorable son can tell her he loves her – just as much as she loves him.
And that’s why the criminology graduate from Portrush has set up an appeal fund for the therapy he desperately needs for specialist treatment.
“When I first realized there was something wrong with Tyler, I was told there was nothing anyone could do,” said the 24-year-old single mom.
“Then, in January, he started receiving Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy and his progress has been remarkable. It’s a miracle.I have so much hope now.