Callum's family gave him Spike after he asked for a pet lizard. Callum and Spike have formed a special bond. In fact, Karen Beech, Callum's mother, said "As soon as he held him, he fell in love (Read More at the Autism News Article on Spike the Lizard)."
Callum said this about Spike: "Looking after Spike is really fun. I've started getting up really early in the mornings so I can sit and eat my breakfast with him before school (Read More at the News Article by the Express on Spike the Lizard)."
Karen Beech is elated with the growth that Spike is inspiring in he son's life. She said, "Spike may be small, but he has had a huge impact on Callum's life and it's heart-warming to see him so much more confident and independent with family and at home (Read More at the Article at the Macclessfield Express on Spike the Lizard)."
Here are some articles written on Spike and how he is improving the life of Callum Lake.
- Autistic Boy's Life is Transformed By His Pet Lizard
- The Curious Case of the Lizard Helping Boy With Autism
- Autistic Boy's Friendship with Pet Gecko Scales New Heights
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