COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brett Holbrook, who suffers from apraxia, was made an Honorary Trooper by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in April. The academy threw him a surprise 12th birthday party Friday, complete with cake, gifts and guests.
Brett, who lives with apraxia of speech, had a goal back in April, reported ABC 6. He told his mother he wanted to spend his summer visiting every state patrol post in Ohio. Childhood apraxia of speech causes people to have problems with sounds, words and syllables because the brain has problems planning to move the body parts needed for speech.
His mother is working hard to make his goal a reality. Brett and his mom have traveled more than 3,000 miles. But they haven’t quite finished.
The 12-year-old boy is from Michigan. Ironically, he first met a trooper when his father was pulled over. Brett was impressed by the trooper’s professionalism and uniform. So, his mother …