When Shaina Gutierrez was told that her four-month-old son Jonas had flat head syndrome she didn’t know how people would react. The woman came home from the doctor with a helmet for the baby, and her three-year-old daughter Camille came up and asked: “What’s this?”
The mother began explaining to the girl that her brother needed the helmet to correct the shape of his head – doctors had ordered the toddler to wear it 23 hours a day for six months. Camille ran to her room and immediately returned to her mother with a pink bicycle helmet in her hand. “Where’s yours?” – Camille asked, putting the helmet on her head.
The girl didn’t want her brother to feel “different.” Shaina smiled and reached for her bicycle helmet. Her husband did the same. It was only a couple of weeks ago, but since then helmets have become a traditional family accessory. Camille puts her helmet on as soon as she wakes up.
After the story hit the web, the family received dozens of messages from other people whose relatives also suffered from the syndrome.