Meet Dariyon (Dare-ree-aun), my 9 year-old future baseball player! From the tender age of 3, this young man has been hitting a baseball pitched to him. He was 8 playing with 12 and 13 year old son his little league team last year. My sonny one-e is the best helper and big brother a sister could ask for. He’s very smart, with a drive to do anything better than you can! This thread will be about my experience with raising a son who was born premature 9 weeks who have residual speech and hearing deficits.