Photography by Kristi Weaver Photography
We are excited to announce that this little cutie will be getting a brand new therapy room and wheelchair accessible bathroom! Hawk is a precious blessing that was prayed for long before he was conceived. After several infertility treatments and lots of hoping, he was a gift that many cheerfully awaited the arrival of his birth. When asked whether she wanted a boy or a girl, his mother said, “I just want a happy life-loving child that will go everywhere with me.” She says she was given exactly what her heart desired. Hawk’s grandmother describes him as a love sponge! Who wouldn’t want to soak up a little love from this adorable angel?
After being home for two and a half weeks, Hawk experienced a seizure and vomiting and was admitted to the hospital. After testing, it was found that he sustained a massive hemorrhage in his brain. He was transported to a specialized unit at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. He continued to have dangerous seizures and was therefore induced into a coma with pentobarbital. Severe complications lead to blood clots that needed to be drained via an external ventricular drain and subsequently developed hydrocephalus.
He has endured numerous infections, DVTs and eight surgeries to place shunts in his brain during his short four years of life. Despite having seizures almost on a daily basis he works hard in therapy to regain the skills he lost after the hemorrhage, i.e. tracking with his eyes, eating, holding up his head, and become mobile. Through extensive therapy that he loves, he is making gains. His favorite things to do are swim, rough house with other children, go to school and take care of his pets!
A new therapy room equipped with all of the specialized equipment he needs to reach his goals is already a work in progress. We are also renovating his bathroom to make it wheelchair accessible. We can’t wait to see Hawk attain his goals and soar! We would love to have your support of Hawk’s journey and his makeover! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the reveal.