Little Jack Moxey beat his craniosynostosis in style, thanks to his dad’s crafty Star Wars-inspired helmets. The little tyke was born with the condition that causes his skull’s plates to fuse together prematurely, which could greatly affect the shape of his skull. After a serious surgery, Moxey’s pop Jonathan decided to make recovery fun, by creating four Star Wars helmets that turn the little guy into an intergalactic hero!
When Jack was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, the Moxeys were not just worried about the effect of the condition on Jack’s health, but also the stigma it would cause with friends, family and strangers. Rather than having family and friends ask what was wrong with Jack, his dad turned the focus on his son’s cool helmets.
Using the fan favorite Star Wars as his inspiration, Jonathan created an R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, Biggs Darklighter and Jek Porkins helmet for little Jack to interchange to match his moods and outfits! For the first nine months of his life, Jack rocked the stylish helmets, appearing like a mega fan! After nine months, his craniosynostosis subsided, leaving Jack in the clear!
Since sharing his story and images on social media, Jonathan has shared his designs with other families with children suffering from craniosynostosis, helping other kids beat the condition in style.
via My Modern Met