“Jared must take extreme hip precautions”
Last summer, Jared developed pain in his hip. After several months of pain and doctor appointments, an orthopedic surgeon discovered that Jared’s hip joint had slipped out of place as the result of a growth spurt.
Jared was soon admitted for a very painful surgery; doctors had to pin both of Jared’s hip joint sockets so they would not slip out of place. He is limited with movement for several months and has to participate in daily physical therapy exercises. Jared must take extreme “hip precautions” to his hip joints can heal and allow the femur bones to growth correctly. The 13-year-old can’t cross his legs, jump, move or rotate his hips certain ways, needs to learn how to dress, sit, stand and walk properly as precautions.
Despite the painful surgery and restrictive recovery, Jared was very kind to others throughout his struggle. He continues to demonstrate bravery as his hip joints heal.
Kids Wish Network is proud to honor Jared as a Hero of the Month along with Mercy Medical Center!