Holton’s Heroes Creates Awareness for Pediatric Brain Injuries

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Holton’s Heroes Creates Awareness for Pediatric Brain Injuries

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. 

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Dad Leaves Son in Care of Nanny: Here’s What He’s Learned After Getting the Devastating Phone Call

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Dad Leaves Son in Care of Nanny: Here’s What He’s Learned After Getting the Devastating Phone Call

Article found on LiftBump.com by Amanda Ghessie:

"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."

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Infant Suffers Brain Injury in the Care of Nanny and Inspires New Charity

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Infant Suffers Brain Injury in the Care of Nanny and Inspires New Charity

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...

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'Facebook Infant' Prompts Outpouring of Countrywide Support

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'Facebook Infant' Prompts Outpouring of Countrywide Support

Article from Courier Post by Carol Comegno:

Holton Weingrad has no idea what Facebook is, but he is already on it with way more followers than the average person — 9,317 this week to be exact.

Facebookers in the U.S. and worldwide have been following the 1-year-old's progress since he suffered a fall at 11 weeks old while under his nanny's care at his Los Angeles home shortly before Christmas. Holton then spent weeks in a children's hospital for a traumatic brain injury. 

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