“Stroke awareness. The hardest part about being parents is the things that are out of your control,” he began. “When Shiloh was around 6 months old we noticed he wasn’t using his right hand & it was constantly in a fist. As first time parents we didn’t think much of it especially because at his developmental checks we mentioned him seeming very left handed.
“He was pulling himself up to stand at about 12 months & it took him a further 6 months to take his first steps. When he started walking, we noticed he was dragging his right foot & family members recommended getting a GP appointment to make sure everything was okay.
“What unfolded we was not prepared for. Multiple appointments & eventually a MRI scan would later show that he had damage on the left side of his brain which had effected his right sided limbs.
“We was told Shiloh had a stroke sometime before, during or shortly after birth. Hearing the words hemiplegic cerebral palsy brought on a rush of anger, confusion & sadness,” he continued.
Myles, who won The X Factor in 2014 as a member of Rak-su, added that Shiloh had made significant progress since his diagnosis as he “learned to do things in his own way.” With the post being shared to raise awareness, Myles continued by thanking the hospital staff and asking any parents going through a similar journey to contact him.
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