When 4-month-old Jonas Gutierrez from San Antonio, Texas, was forced to wear a helmet after being diagnosed with Plagiocephaly, his family didn’t want him to feel any different from the rest of them, so they came up with the sweetest way to show their solidarity – they all decided to wear helmets too!
Otherwise known as flat head syndrome, Plagiocephaly occurs when the skull plates fuse incorrectly. “He had an oversized head in the womb, and he sleeps really well, but he sleeps on that one spot,” Gary Gutierrez, Jonas’s father, told ABC News. “He was constantly sleeping on it so it just kept getting worse.”
Because of this, doctors fitted Jonas with a helmet to reshape his head, something he’ll have to wear from three to six months. But when his three-year-old sister decided that she wanted to wear her bicycle helmet so he wouldn’t feel alone, the rest of the family were quick to join in. Their cousin recently shared a picture of them kitted out in their protective headgear on Twitter, and it’s since gone viral with more than 28k re-tweets and almost 115k likes.
Plagiocephaly affects nearly one in two children and can usually be correctly fairly quickly if treated early. The condition is entirely aesthetic and has no major medical consequences.
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