When he was born doctors told his parents he may never be able to walk, feed himself or function independently.
Baby Bash at 3 months old.
The cornerstone of his amazing recovery has been a pain-free soft tissue release technique called CranioSacral Therapy . With the support of friends and donors, Bash has been able to receive over 200 hours of intensive therapy sessions since he was 3 months old.
Bash at 3 months old gettting Cranio Sacral Therapy with Rebecca Flowers .
Baby Bash, 6months old, with arms in serial casting. You can see the right foot is a clubbed, which was later naturally healed with CranioSacral Therapy, released with out surgery!
Bash getting group CranioSacral Therapy at 18 months old.
When he was 2 yrs old, each arm grew an inch after an 8 hour therapy session. And could bring his arms to center for the first time.
Later that year, he took his first unassisted steps after a week of intensive CranioSacral Therapy. Watch Bash's first steps.
The treatment has also proven extremely effective for the reduction of post surgery inflammation, pain, and recovery time. The healing changes with CST have and continue to be dramatic, lasting, and completely pain-free for Bash.
Bash's last intensive July 2016.
Now at age five he is a champion of hope, overcoming the odds and dancing, running and playing to his own beat every day.
When Bash’s Dad, Nick Hagelin , appeared on NBC’s The Voice in 2016, Pharrell Williams invited Bash out on stage and he instantly became a beacon of hope for millions of people with special needs and their families. With this national attention, families were shocked to see how Bash recovered from a condition that he would supposedly never get better from. Floods of emails, messages and calls came in asking how Bash was able to break through the barriers that the medical world had set on him.
The Hagelin family started the Bashing Boundaries Foundation to support other special needs families by providing resources and innovative solutions for them and their children, fostering a mindset and environment of unconditional hope for all.
We are pulling together our resources to help Bash and his friends Sofia, age 2, and Josie, age 11 months. Both Sofia and Josie were born with AMC, and face the same challenges as Bash did, working hard everyday to gain strength and mobility. Neither Sofia or Josie are able to stand, due to the contractures in their knees, and both face a series of surgeries on both their upper and lower bodies to gain flexibility and alignment. Just as Bash was, the girls were born with stiff, straight elbows, and delayed development for walking and most motor skills.
AMC playdate Sept 2016.
Our goal with this fundraiser is to provide all three children with ONE YEAR of CranioSacral Therapy spread out over a series of quarterly intensive sessions. For us to reach this goal, it is going to take multiple communities coming together to raise $50,000. This pain-free therapy is not covered by insurance, and we are excited to document the recovery of these three AMC kids in order to bring awareness to this life-changing solution.
CranioSacral Therapy, in combination with traditional medical treatments, has allowed Bash to soar beyond the early, and life-encompassing challenges of mobility and feeding that Sofia and Josie are now facing.
Bash still has a way to go on his journey to independence, his goals now include being able to stand from sitting, dress and undress himself and take himself to the bathroom.
Two-year-old Sofia’s goals are to stand on her own, walk comfortably without her gait-training device, and be able to better use her arms and hands in order to color and paint, brush her hair and teeth, and change her own clothes.
Baby Sofia 3 months old.
Eight-month-old Josie is just learning to sit up on her own, roll around and play with toys. She has already had multiple lower body surgeries, and is currently in a series of leg casts to straighten out her lower body. Her goal include becoming stronger and flexible enough to scoot from point A to point B and putting weight on her feet. Getting her hands to her mouth is a huge goal for her and her family, just as it was for Bash and Sofia.
New born Josie with serial casting on her legs post foot surgery.
Josie at 8 months old.
Bash started getting CranioSacral Therapy at 3 months old, and we are so excited to give these girls the same healing advantage.
We need your help to give these AMC kids the therapy they need to thrive. For more information about Bash's healing journey visit www.bashdimpleton.com
Please share Bash's inspirational story of hope and give what you can so Josie and Sofia can start their healing advantage with CranioSacral Therapy.
If you would like to donate in other ways or have creative solutions please email Bash’s mom, Christina at [email redacted]