His breathing was 130 breaths per minute.
Condition: Moebius Syndrome
Josiah was born with Moebius Syndrome — a rare neurological disorder causing paralysis of multiple cranial nerves. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Spring Lake Toys Foundation, Josiah was given the miracle of a life changing therapy known as Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). Through this treatment, it was discovered that Josiah was breathing 130 breaths per minute (the average infant rate is 30 to 60 breaths per minute). Over the span of several treatments, Josiah’s respiratory rate was able to decrease to 60 to 70 breaths per minute. A momentous achievement that allowed his family to focus on other parts of his body, like helping Josiah take his very first steps as well as other development opportunities to provide a better quality of life.