Allie Blinder

University of Georgia

Parker Grelecki, 6, was born on September 9, 2008. During the pregnancy, he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. When he was born, his skull consisted of 98% fluid and 2% brain matter. His future looked bleak and doctors were unsure of what kind of life he would live. For the first few years of his life, Parker wore a cast on his head to help shape it correctly. He was also fitted with his trademark glasses. Today, Parker is a flourishing six year old with two younger siblings. He attends therapy regularly to help with his motor and cognitive skills. (Photo-Allie Blinder,