Mom's Struggle to Get Diagnosis for Special Needs Son Is Heartbreaking (VIDEO)

Parents of kids with special needs know, usually pretty early on, that something is not quite right.

In a perfect world, they see their doctor, get a clear, treatable diagnosis, and can get to work getting their child the help they need.

For mom Cricket Azima and her son Kingston, though, they are stuck battling Kingston's many developmental delays without any sort of formal diagnosis. Tests for Angelman syndrome, which his symptoms most closely mirror, come up negative.

Can you imagine how frustrating that would be? A diagnosis is important to be able to qualify for special needs services through a school system or other public agencies, and probably to have services covered by insurance (although she doesn't mention that).


It wasn't until the 1980s that the causes of Angelman syndrome were identified, so it's possible that a diagnosis may eventually be discovered that explains Kingston's symptoms. Until then, his mom will be doing her best to help him...he's likely to live a normal lifespan.

Check out the video to see what a day in their lives is like.

Have you ever struggled to get a diagnosis for your child when you knew something was wrong?

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