Holton's Heroes sponsored three special needs campers to attend the 2017 summer session of Camp Cranium—a camp dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind experience for children with brain injuries.
It wasn't long after Owen was born that he was airlifted to the nearest NICU in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where doctors determined he had bleeding in his brain. While the bleeding and the stroke fortunately left Owen physically capable, it all but destroyed his speech and language.
In the fall of 2016, we received a message from Tessa's mother Jan explaining the extraordinary circumstances that brought this family together.
Wyatt is the fourth of five children in Pastor Brad and Abby Zachritz's home in sunny Florida. It's a household filled with love, passion, and faith — incredible family traits that would be suddenly put to the test one tragic afternoon in 2014.
Aleena was without oxygen during her birth which caused Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) and eventually lead to her being diagnosed with quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy.
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.