Facility: Riley Hospital for Children
Stephan sustained 3rd degree burns to his feet when a grease fire resulted in the complete loss of their home. He was able to save his little brother from the fire and him to safety before their home was lost. Stephen was very humble about his heroic act and never once complained about the daily dressing changes, intensive physical and occupational therapy or the surgery he endured while in the hospital. Stephen was an avid basketball player before his injury but has a long road to recovery ahead of him before he is able to play again.
I have been truly amazed by Stephen’s courage and determination throughout his hospitalization and recovery process. He is truly an inspiring young man and is our Hero of the Month!