Kid Coach is a partnership between Children’s of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels to salute pediatric patients. Their inspirational stories remind us just how truly courageous these young people are. 

This week’s Children’s of Mississippi Kid Coach is Charlie Cleland of Madison. 

Before Charlie was born, ultrasound showed abnormalities that indicated potential medical issues. Now six years old, Charlie is followed by doctors at Children’s of Mississippi in neurology, endocrinology, allergy/immunology, surgery, and genetics. He also has weekly sessions with physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

With expertise from his care team, Charlie continues to reach developmental milestones. His parents, Kimberly and Drew, are optimistic that he will only continue to progress.

Now days, Charlie almost always has a big smile on his face. He enjoys playing outside with his brother, sister, and dog, as well as swimming and going to church. He also loves playing with friends and neighbors, dancing, and singing.

He plays baseball with the Miracle League of Central Mississippi and can always be found cheering for Ole Miss!

Have fun at Saturday’s game, Charlie. Your friends at Children’s of Mississippi are cheering for you!

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