Bronson is a young boy that suffered a severe, traumatic brain injury at birth. Bronson has cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder, and autonomic dysfunction due to the brain injury. He has had many procedures that include a feeding tube, a supra pubic catheter, an appendicostomy, a baclofen pump and several more.
Bronson cannot talk, but he has the very unique ability to reach people where they are without a single word. He is an inspiration to many and that is an understatement. We have learned many distinctive truths from Bronson, truths that we would have never learned without him. We have learned that regardless of someone’s ability or disability, everyone has a very distinct purpose; a purpose that only that person can fill and no one else.
Bronson has taught us about the little things in life. He has taught us how to live each moment intentionally and fully. He has taught us to see the beauty in the tiniest of achievements. He has taught us to look at people, to really look at them and see them for their purpose and for the very precious life they represent. He has taught us that the most unlikely person can make the biggest impact in the world and in the life of people.
Without Bronson, we wouldn’t have this new view of our surroundings and the people in it. We want to teach others what Bronson has taught us. Although he is nonverbal, he has taught us. He has taught us about the real things in life. The deep things that go beyond the surface and plunge into the heart of everything. We wouldn’t trade this life with him for a normal, typical life. We will readily take this new normal with Bronson, and drink deeply from our unlikely teacher who helps us see the world with new, different lenses.
2 Corinthians 12:9 - But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
John 9:1-3 - As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him."