State: Morgantown, WV
Facility: West Virginia University Children’s Hospital
Elijah came into WVU Children’s Hospital with very high recurrent fevers of unknown origin. As it turns out, he has a severe fungal infection in both of his eyes. It is still not 100% clear this is what is causing the fevers but he is responding well to the treatment. While in the hospital, he has never complained and he has been very sweet and extremely compliant. In addition to this, his family also went through a traumatic loss this fall. His older brother was killed in a car accident and the whole family is having a hard time coping with the loss, especially Elijah. It is believed Elijah is a true hero for what he has had to endure the last few months and has shown bravery with little complaints.