Eric is 23 years old. He was born Sept. 7, 1975 and weighed 5 lbs., 8 ozs. He was diagnosed with a heart defect and RTS at 3 days old. He has beat the odds with 21 admissions into the hospital and 10 surgeries.
Eric greets all people with a handshake or a hug, usually a big "Hi" and a smile goes along with it.
The older Eric gets, the less he likes crowded places. I've noticed his behavior several times in crowded areas. He either gets upset or withdrawn. Eric loves people, but yet he doesn't do well with alot of people at one time.
Eric has a passion for ice cream, all kinds. His likes and dislikes have changed over the years. He loves playing his keyboard for hours at a time. He enjoys his collection of video's and books - mostly on the subject of Sea Life, Whales and Dolphins. The other likes in Eric's life are swimming, bike riding, playing ball and his 3 pet German Shepards.
Eric has one older sister who he loves and adores, he looks forward to her visits.
Eric is my inspiration, I've watched him try so hard to over come his disabilities, when he trys to communicate to others.
He's been an excellent teacher for me.
I have learned courage, hope, faith,
discipline & love unconditional.