A mother and her daughter have become a household name for their adorable babies, raising money and awareness for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to treat more cases of reading disabilities.
“It’s really exciting to see what our kids are learning in this hospital,” Baby Ceo, who is 4-months-old, told HuffPost.
“They’re reading the letters, the words, and they’re playing with it.”
The family of two started in September and are currently raising more than $5,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to help cover medical costs for their baby’s special needs.
They also hope to raise enough money to help a local elementary school.
Baby Ceos family has been in the spotlight since October when the family posted a video of their infant reading letters and words to a friend in the hospital.
Baby Ceos has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a developmental disorder characterized by communication difficulties.
The family said their daughter was reading words like “pizza” and “dog” to a 3-year-old friend.
Baby, who has been reading at the hospital since March, is being read to by nurses and other staff.
“I’m so proud of her,” the mom, who works as a nurse, told The Huffington Mail.
“She’s always been such a sweetheart and so brave and always wanted to do something good for the community.”
“It’s not just her, it’s her entire family,” she added.
“When she wakes up, she’s in a room that’s very special.
She can go in and play with the other kids.
She’s really playful.”
Baby Ceomis mother, who goes by the name of Ceo on her Twitter account, said her baby, who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, was a big part of the team at the Childrens Hospital.
“My daughter is a very good reader, she reads letters,” she said.
“The doctors are very excited.
It’s so exciting to have a child with autism.”
Baby’s mom also noted that her daughter was always the best conversationalist.
“She’s an intelligent child and very bright, and she can play with people,” she told The HuffPost.
“The way she speaks is just amazing.
She talks so much about her sister, her brother and her mother, and how they’re so good and they love each other and they care for each other.”
The Ceo family said they hope their story inspires other families to share their stories of reading and communication difficulties with their children.
“It can be so hard to get out of the hospital because the kids don’t want to go home,” Baby said.