Xander also suffers from other health problems like acute apnea, gastrointestinal and stomach issues.
The three-year-old also has hypotonia, or under-developed muscles which forces him to use a specialized walked to help him move.
Sadly, Xander has brain damage as a result of a pediatric stroke that followed his heart surgery in April.
One month later, Xander did the unthinkable – and incredible – when he took his first unassisted steps.
Nicole caught it all on video and her joy behind the camera and the smile on his face will make everything you may be experiencing right now not seem so bad after all.
Watch The Joy In This Little Boy’s Face:
Nicole chronicles tons of Xander’s milestones on their Facebook page Xander The Great. It really couldn’t have a better title!