Austin was admitted to Mercy Hospital with a spontaneous collapsed lung, medically referred to as pneumothorax. He was admitted for approximately two weeks where he had to endure numerous chest tube placements and other medical procedures. Throughout it all, 16-year-old Austin remained courageous and a true Hero.
“Austin is a very upbeat kid and does whatever is necessary to get better,” says his nominator. “Austin deserves to be a Hero of the month because he exemplifies what a perfect patient is.”
“We are very proud of our son” adds Austin’s dad. “Thank you very much for recognizing him for all that he has gone through already. This really made his day and ours as well.”