Caiden’s parents were troubled to find their youngest child didn’t function normally. Unlike his older brother and sister, Caiden would stare off at nothing silently, his eyes blank, showing no emotion.
When his parents, Mashanda and Michael Lane took him to the doctors, they were first told he had autism, and later found he had both apraxia and aphasia, caused by a stroke he had while still developing in the womb. This caused an impairment in his ability to speak.
Mashanda and Michael were told their little boy would likely never speak or walk. He’s since become the greatest inspiration to his entire family, and an example to his community, thanks to one event and the people who shared in it.
Caiden’s family went to a Chik-fil-A event where there was fun and excitement everywhere they looked. Kids were playing and laughing, and all sharing delicious food together. Caiden’s eyes quickly lit up with joy and he spoke the first sentence his parents had ever heard him speak.
“Chick-fil-A makes me so happy,” he said. Mashanda immediately started to cry. A Chick-fil-A worker rushed over to her to make sure she was okay, and all she could manage to say was, “He’s talking! He’s talking!”
What this Chick-fil-A community did next for Caiden and Lane family is absolutely heartwarming and incredibl