"Hip brace removed," the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate happily announced on Instagram, as a caption to a photo of her one-year-old son Seth playing with and "eating" his leg.
"After 4 months in a harness and 7 months in a brace, nighttime nya na lang daw isusuot ang hip brace nya," the first-time mom jubilantly wrote earlier in August.
Wendy's life as a mom has been an open book since the day she turned to social media to ask for prayers for her then-two-day-old son who was to undergo surgery. Baby Emmanuel Seth Garcia was born on June 11, 2017 with a large cyst on his back as a result of a condition called spina bifida, where the spine does not develop normally, causing a split or opening.
On Seth's first birthday, Wendy chronicled everything they have gone through in a video, and how their faith has carried them through it.
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"When God blessed us with Seth, I was devastated to found out he has spina bifida. [It's] a condition that may not allow him to walk, urinate, or poop properly on his own. His hip bone is not in the right position, and he has mild hydrocephalus — all cost by an opening in his spine while he was still in the womb.
"Most diagnosis we got every check-up were heartbreaking to hear, but every ultrasound, Seth would moved inside of me as if letting us know how excited he is to live.
"I remember how I cried like I've never been to the Lord when I found out. It was like someone died. My dreams for him and me were the ones that actually did — running, walking, climbing mountains with him like in the movies or other seemingly perfect scenarios that I have pictured for our family. But life is never like a fairytale."