State: Boise, ID
Facility: St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital
Trenton Smith had a prolonged stay at St. Luke’s. Initially admitted for respiratory distress in November of last year, his condition continued to deteriorate requiring an extended stay in the PICU. During his course of treatment he has been intubated, required a tracheotomy and had a total of 20 chest tubes at one time or another. As Trenton continues his recovery he faces challenges each day that are demanding and intense including physical therapy. Through this all he continues to maintain a positive outlook in his rehab as demonstrated by his quick humor and remarkable spirit. He is truly our Hero of the Month!