In his first few hours of life, Colton had 2 full body x-rays, 8 separate ultrasounds and 2 full body MRI's. He was born with no use of his arms, little use of his legs, and other disabilities requiring surgery. A machine nicknamed "magic arms" may help him, and his parents are trying to raise money to buy it...
“On his show, Dufault shares many of the things he has learned through his own journey with CP, a condition that causes loss or impairment of motor function when a child's brain is developing.”
“Dufault credits his positive outlook on life to his parents, Maurice Dufault and Lorraine Dufault. ‘They were always supportive of everything I wanted to do and did," he said. "I am blessed to have them as parents and as my advocates. My independence is because of them’."
« Kids used to tease me about how weird I spoke. There were nights when I broke down and couldn't stop crying because I faced the next day with fear and dread.
Without the constant support and tireless teamwork of the Special Education Department in the Old Rochester Regional School District, my elementary school in Mattapoisett, and my mother, the chance of me being successful with my education would have been drastically reduced.”