7-Year-Old Boy With Rare Disease Says 'I Love You' To Mom For First Time


After years of signing "I love you," 7-year-old Tait Sherman found his voice.

According to the Mirror, the English boy suffers from a rare neurological disorder called Bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria (BPP).

Because of it, Tait's language skills are slower than other children his age. For Tait, he knows what he wants to say, but his mouth and lips aren't able to create the sounds.

But when Tait finally did learn to speak, his first thought was of his mother.

Reama told the Mirror her youngest son's first words were taken from a favorite book of Tait's, "Guess How Much I Love You?"

She explained,

Tait wasn't accurately diagnosed he was four and a half. He now attends a special school for children with language-based disabilities. Each class has a resident speech therapist, there to help Tait shape unfamiliar words.

According to Reama, the change in learning environment has made all the difference for her son.

She added,

Tait, who can now speak in full sentences, is making progress by the day.

He's able to share his feelings with everyone in his life, including his siblings and father.

"I love you" was just the beginning.

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