State: South Bend, IN
Facility: Memorial Children’s Hospital
Dakota has been in the hospital for over 36 days. He came to us in septic shock, following a long list of illnesses at home prior to his admission. He has spent his days with us in and out of surgeries and on and off the ventilator. Once a healthy, active teenager, Dakota has not been able to go to school, be outside or do anything a normal teenage boy would be doing at home. He has shown a tremendous amount of strength throughout his hospitalization and is truly a hero in the eyes of the staff here. Thankfully, Dakota is on the up and up and is eager to go home soon!