Gavin’s Road to Mobility: How You Can Help

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 Three–year–old Gavin Hoime has gone through more than some of us will experience in a lifetime.

After suffering a brain infection at birth, Gavin struggles with several health issues, but his biggest hurdle is mobility.

For Jennifer Hoime, moments like these are priceless.

It’s these times where her son Gavin can enjoy what any other 3–year–old would.

After a completely normal pregnancy, Jennifer was told by doctors to say goodbye shortly after welcoming Gavin into the world.

“3–months they actually told us to prepare to say goodbye; he wasn’t going to make it, because on paper his brain has big holes in it. He wasn’t moving or eating or doing any of that,” she says.

But thankfully the doctors were wrong.

Gavin was able to recover.

“He just never gives up. He’s always so happy like…he’s always so happy,” said Jennifer Hoime Gavin’s mom.

However, Gavin’s life doesn’t come easy. He has epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

He is also blind, and is only able to eat from a feeding tube, but mobility is his major setback.

Gavin needs what is called an adaptive stroller, which is not covered by insurance.

“The stroller as a safe option to take him to a parade, or take him for a walk, or take him to the park,” says Jennifer.

Not only will the adaptive wheel chair help Gavin be more mobile, it will help him with his feeding tube…something that a regular wheelchair can’t do.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help Gavin’s family raise money for the stroller.

A giant stride in helping Gavin become one step closer to leading an active lifestyle.

Brittany Ford KVRR News.

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