The Catalyst Issue 16 | April 2013 - Page 15

It ’ s a whole new world for this brave toddler

Sight to behold

Paige Kummerfeld ' s curiosity and bravery inspires everyone around her .
Paige Kummerfeld has always been a step ahead . She rolled over at six weeks , sat up at five months , crawled at six months , and ran , not walked , at nine months . At 14 months , Paige climbed atop the kitchen table and laughed . She is affectionately called “ Rampage ” by her parents , fifth-year Scott & White Healthcare orthopaedic surgery resident David Kummerfeld , MD , and his wife , Katy . As Paige ’ s bruises would attest , the 22-month-old McLane Children ’ s Champion is fearless .
Go to swcatalyst . org to learn more about McLane Children ’ s Champions . hen Paige was three months old , however , Mrs . Kummerfeld worried that her daughter ’ s bruises might be the result of something other than excess energy . Her eyes were still crossing , and her right eye drifted inward . Her mother also noticed that Paige ’ s eyes didn ’ t follow moving objects , such as the ceiling fan , people entering the room , or the light-up toys that belonged to her big sister , Lilly . “ When we walked about a foot away from her , Paige cried as though she couldn ’ t see us ,” Mrs . Kummerfeld recalls .
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