Nine year old Michael was born with Hirschsprung’s disease and required a “re-do” surgery by the colorectal center at Cincinnati Children’s when he was 10 months old as a result of complications from his initial surgery done in Chicago when he was 9 days old. Repeated admissions in Chicago led to a dangerous decline in his health. So his parents gave complete care to Cincinnati Children’s when Michael was almost 3 years old. Due to the specialists available at Cincinnati Children’s and the complexity of care that Michael requires, his family must travel to Cincinnati at least 4 – 6 times per year.
Michael is active when he is feeling well. He sings in the church choir. He loves Legos (especially Lego trains). He loves school buses and can tell you and identify all current and past school buses. He recently became interested in the Titanic and all her sister ships. He is fascinated with historical boats and shipwrecks. This spring he will attempt to play baseball.
Michael also does therapeutic horseback riding to strengthen his core. He is learning how to take off the tack and put the horse he rides to bed.
Displacement Costs & Therapy - $5000+