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Meet Brayden!

We’re proud to introduce Brayden Austin as the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

In 2015, what began as a normal day for Brayden and his family, ended with an emergency Life Flight to the (BBCH) Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Twenty-month old Brayden had a midgut volvulus, caused by a developmental abnormality called intestinal malrotation. Brayden suffered two major strokes and underwent multiple emergency surgeries to remove his small intestine and half of his large intestine. He was given less than a 50% chance of survival. He spent the next 3 months at BBCH, recovering from the trauma that his tiny body had experienced.

Since then, Brayden has proven time and again that he is determined to beat the odds. As our 2019 Champion, Brayden and his family will spend the year sharing their story and helping to raise awareness about the care provided at Maine’s only children’s hospital.

Special thanks to Emmie Jones Photography for helping to capture the Champion that Brayden truly is!

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