This Dad Turned His Son’s Head-Shaping Gear Into Star Wars Helmets To Wear After Surgery

Published 9 years ago

One geeky dad wanted to make his son’s recovery from craniosynostosis surgery more fun, so he made the tyke Star Wars themed helmets. Craniosynostosis happens when fibrous sutures in the skull prematurely turn into bone, leading to disfigurements during further growth. The helmet shapes the head after surgery.

These pictures were posted by Reddit user mikesweeney. “My buddy’s kid had craniosynostosis surgery,” he wrote on his post on Imgur. “His dad designed helmets for a year. Today is the last day of helmets. Happy birthday, Jack!”

More info: mikesweeney (h/t: boredpanda)

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Baby Jack had craniosynostosis and had to undergo surgery


Afterwards, he needed to wear a skull-shaping helmet for a year


His loving dad decorated them with Star Wars art


“Today is the last day of helmets. Happy birthday, Jack!”


Martynas Klimas

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