Voice Contestant's son Bash Hagelin is bashing through barriers

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 17:28:12-04

Bash Hagelin, a 5-year-old, has quite a sense of humor, and he's not afraid to spill secrets.

"We are thinking about getting another baby!" he said.

Bash has bashed through barriers so to speak.

"A lot of the initial prognosis was doom and gloom from some of our early doctors," said Nick Hagelin, Bash's father. "They talked about him not being able to walk. "

"But I'm walking!" exclaimed Bash.

Bash was born with a condition that stiffens his joints and weakens his muscles. He had surgery after surgery to release tendons, but Bash keeps beating the odds.

"I think we just decided we weren't going to believe what the doctor said," said Christina Hagelin. "And as a special needs parent, I think that's really important to not let other people put limits on your child."

Nick and Christina tried everything after doctors said their son would never walk. They said some were difficult to watch. 

"It was almost like medieval techniques," she said. "Stretch him until he cried."

At 3-months-old, the Hagelins decided to try pain free craniosacral therapy at the Upledger Institute Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens. That's when they started seeing miracles.

"It seemed like after every session ,more life was being breathed into every tendon and muscle," said Nick.

"And now look at my wiggling fingers!" exclaimed Bash.

"There's no doubt in my mind he can do anything he wants to do," said Rebecca Flowers, Bash's craniosacral therapist at the Upledger Institute Clinic.

Nick was a contestant on NBC's the Voice.  He hopes the national platform will bring awareness and hope for his son's future.  Bash needs more treatment to keep taking steps in the right direction and you can help. The family constantly travels to South Florida for treatment

His treatment is expensive, so there is a fundraiser this Saturday at Jumby Bay Island Grill in Abacoa from 5 to 8 p.m.  There will also be a silent auction with items from Voice contestants and Miami Dolphins' players.  Nick will be performing as well.