At age twelve, Maria’s life took a drastic turn when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor called a glioma. After undergoing brain surgery, Maria suffered a stroke that resulted in a traumatic brain injury.
When Gabriel was 5 years old, he was like many kids his age—he loved baseball, swimming, and riding his bike. One evening in 2014 a sudden and seemingly innocuous fever changed all of that in the blink of an eye.
Sometimes asking a question on Facebook leads to everything but an actual answer. In Shelley Fincher's case, it led to her daughter receiving multiple pieces of medically necessary—and expensive—equipment thanks to Holton's Heroes and their generous donors.
When Anakin was 9 months old, he suddenly became extremely lethargic and began vomiting. A few days later he was being airlifted to Texas Children's Hospital ICU to have a mysterious mass removed from his brain.
When Elizabeth Vigovskiy arrived at the hospital, she discovered her infant daughter unconscious and enduring a barrage of seizures from apparent head trauma, as doctor’s informed her that her daughter Giada’s skull had been fractured.
Elijah's babysitter found him face down at the bottom of her pool while his mother was at work, completely unaware of the tragedy that was taking place mere miles from where she worked.
When Grayson woke up from a medically induced coma, his mother said the metabolic brain injury he sustained changed him.
When Sire's mother, Danielle, looks at her son each morning, she knows the fight her son must endure internally each day—it's what drives her to help him overcome any lasting effects of his TBI.
While waiting for open-heart surgery as an infant, Webb went into cardiac arrest. CPR was applied for 70 grueling minutes until his heart began to beat again. Doctors were able to revive Webb, but the damage to his brain was done. This is his story.