Holton's Heroes became aware of young Caleb through Facebook. His mother, Jackie, was asking other parents of special needs kids if anyone knew where she could find more affordable therapy switches so she could continue the therapy he was doing at home. After hearing his story, we had to help.
Stories like Christian's are sometimes harder to read about as it's impossible to pinpoint what his amazing parents, Amy and Matt, could've done differently the day they found their son unresponsive in his pack-n-play.
Little Celeste Sparks, born one day after Holton on October 2, 2014, was only 18 months old when she was allegedly shaken by her caretaker on March 15 of this year. It’s been a long road but Celeste is now home with her parents after spending 11 grueling weeks hospitalized.
Allyson Turner – known to her friends and family as Ally – was taking a bath at home on December 8th, 2015 when she suddenly fell unconscious and slipped under the water eventually drowning in less than a foot of water. But against all odds, she survived and her community rallied around her to, put it simply, “Just Fight.”
I know both of our sons will recover. I guess it’s the journey that will be hardest, as long as we stay hopeful and KNOW they will get better. I keep telling myself that everyday when I’m feeling discouraged. Thank you guys so much. This means a lot to us. We are so grateful and just in awe with what you guys are doing.
We discovered Calin and his wonderful family by watching a news story that CBS 2 in Los Angeles covered on a family and their efforts to bring the woman who hurt their son to justice. Calin was the victim of SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome) by the child's caretaker. We quickly realized that Calin - and his family - would be the perfect first recipient of Holton's Heroes charity.