State: Peoria, IL
Facility:Children’s Hospital of Illinois
Haleigh is a 13-year-old girl who was admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois for septic shock. While being treated, Haleigh has had to endure many painful tests and procedures, including ECHMO surgery, a trach tube and wound vacs. During her stay, she has been confined to a bed. She has been in the hospital for 70 days now and is finally able to sit up in a chair. Now she must endure physical therapy to help her gain her strength back. Because of all she has had to endure and her courage, we truly believe she is a HERO!