“Jacob bravely coped with the loss of his toes”
After surviving a traumatic accident, 10-year-old Jacob is now bravely battling another trauma. As a result of the accident, Jacob needed four surgeries to correct the damage to his leg and foot. Among these surgeries was the amputation of several of Jacob’s toes; something that has been difficult for the young man to face.
While admitted to Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Jacob worked diligently with his Child Life team on pain management, addressing anxiety, worries, and had the opportunity to look at his “new” foot for the first time.
“Jacob did great working with Child Life,” writes his nominating Child Life Specialist. “Through all of Jacob’s experiences, he continues to be polite, use kind words, verbalize his needs, and does his very best to cooperate with staff.”
With the help of his Child Life team, Jacob has been able to bravely face multiple surgeries and cope with the loss of his toes and changes in his physical appearance.
Along with Kaiser Permanente, Kids Wish Network is proud to honor Jacob as a Hero of the Month!
“Thank you so much for making Jacob feel so special and honored,” said his mom about the award. “You are amazing.”
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