Philadelphia 6 ABC Action News covers the 2nd annual benefit walk to raise money and awareness for Holton's Heroes, a charity that serves children and their loved ones affected by post-birth pediatric brain injuries.
The founder of Holton's Heroes, Eric Weingrad, sat down with NBC10's Rosemary Connors to talk about the 2nd annual charity walk they organized to take place in Ventnor City, NJ at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017.
The original article can be found on the Budsies Blog.
The Weingrads noticed that Holt’s Facebook page began to draw attention, and other families whose child suffered from a post-birth traumatic brain injury, or TBI, began to reach out for advice. With their solid support system of family, friends, good jobs & insurance, Eric and Angela realized that they had something to offer others. So, exactly one year after the injury, the couple founded the nonprofit charity Holton’s Heroes, while in the thick of helping their own son recover.
Original post found on MarltonSun.com by Zane Clark:
Sam Levin, 10, and his mom Lauren Levin, held the fundraiser in honor of Sam’s cousin, Holton, who once experienced a brain injury.
"Nearly one year ago, Eric and Angela Weingrad received a devastating phone call. Their eleven-week-old son, Holton, had suffered a severe head injury and had stopped breathing.
According to Holton’s GiveForward page, under the care of his long-term nanny, the infant had cracked his skull. The cracked skull combined with lack of oxygen resulted in damaged brain tissue, and began what would be the most difficult year of Eric and Angela’s life."
Article from SFGlobe.com by Henry Cannon:
Eric Weingrad remembers Dec. 19, 2014, as the "worst day in my family’s life."
On Holton's Heroes, a website dedicated to the recovery of the Weingrads' son, the tragic day is recounted in horrifying detail. "When they arrived at the ER they found Holton in pain and suffering seizures from a cracked skull," the author writes, "His seizures were so unrelenting, eleven-week-old Holton was placed in a medically induced coma for the next three weeks until the seizures were finally brought under control." Read more...