State: Ft. Wayne, IN
Facility:Parkview Hospital, Inc.
Haley is 6 years old and a newly diagnosed diabetic. Needles, being one of a child’s greatest fears at the hospital, have not made this an easy road for Haley or her mother. Haley had numerous tests, MRI, and upper and lower GIs done to better understand some other health issues she is having. She is being treated for her Diabetes and may need some other tests done at a later date. Haley’s mom believes her daughter is a hero because, “she is so brave even though everything around her is so scary. She is very strong willed, loves life, her friends, school, and all of her pets.” She has an older brother who is worried about her and she cannot wait to go home. She doesn’t like her shots so Haley has been given the medical play kit, and numerous stuffed toys to practice on.