Gavin M.

Gavin’s Travels to Texas

May 13, 2019

Gavin’s Mom, Karen shared this update with us:

Gavin is 3 weeks post surgery from having the hardware removed from his hip that was placed during his major surgery last August. We have one last trip (hopefully - we already traveled back and forth 4 times in the past year) to Dallas for this year for Gavin to have surgery to remove the plate in his leg. They must remove the plate in order for his leg to continue to grow in length and not pull the plate out on its own. It has been the best decision we ever made to take Gavin to Dallas to see Dr. Kim and we couldn’t have done it without the love and support of our family and friends!! 

Gavin is doing great and ready for summer (although he is using a walker/wheelchair right now). During our last visit down to Dallas we were told that we needed to return in August for another follow up appointment along with routine follow-ups each year once maybe twice a year. We were so hoping that this last trip for his surgery was going to his last for awhile. The last couple times going down to Dallas we scrapped up some money and asked so family and friends to help us out. Times are tough and money are tight but we greatly appreciate everyone who has helped us along this journey. 

Thank you to all of the Chive Charities donors,  from the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate you!