- He has recovered from a frightening hospitalization at age 5 for internal bleeding in his GI tract that left him physically and emotionally scarred for years.
- He no longer fears going to the ENT doctor, despite multiple nasal cauterizations for relentless nosebleeds over the years.
- He wants to see his dental specialist, even though he has gone through an oral procedure under general anesthesia once previously because the work was so involved and the mouth so vascular.
- He has learned to get around on crutches and in a wheelchair after facing a serious ileopsoas (hip joint) bleed and a foot injury.
- Despite SO much missed school over the years, he has remained a great student, leaving intermediate school as an honors student.
- He has gone to our state Capitol and advocated for people with bleeding disorders with influential lawmakers.
- He has developed his own sense of what is best for his own physical needs, managing his bleeding disorder and other challenges.
- And he has gone from needing to be restrained for IVs (a by-product of his PTSD), to self-infusing with assistance.
What a blessing to face such a big school transition confident that God has his back!