Coco Bradford, a 6 year old, never seemed happier than when she asked for more toast!
The girl was speech impaired at the age of two and gradually lost interest in gesturing or making eye contact. However, when she finally could muster up some words and sounds, her joy knew no bounds!
#4 The Past!
Coco had started talking at the age of two and gradually stopped speaking, making any eye contact or any other sort of communication.
However, with the help of Applied Behavioural Analysis therapy, she finally spoke her first words, making the most innocent request, i.e., asking for more toast.
#3 The Family!
The family consists of the Bradford Parents and their five kids – Bianca, 29, Elle, 23, Chelsea, 26, Oakley, 9 and Coco, 6.
Her mother Rachel Bradford recalls the first words Coco uttered and says, “It was a really magical moment – it was the first thing she has said in three years.”
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#2 The Battle!
Coco is an autistic child and with the lack of speech, she kept growing frustrated. “You could tell she was just so frustrated. We tried a speech therapist but the last two years have been horrendous.You could tell angry she was becoming with herself,” Mrs. Bradford mentioned.
#1 The Therapy!
The Therapy though was a saviour and all this was possible because of the fundraising campaign the family carried out for Coco through which they were able to raise £20,000.
Her therapy began in September 2015, and the speed of her recovery has shocked everyone. Her mother continues, She looked so pleased with herself and was jumping up and down and just kept saying, “I want more toast.”