Austin was born with a heart condition and developed pneumonia. Doctors could not take the necessary steps to help to him to breathe easier because of a cleft pallet toward the back of his throat which was making his breathing and eating very difficult. Austin also had to depend on a feeding tube for years as he could not get the nutrients his body needed. These things are common in someone who has Pierre Robin Syndrome, a condition in which an infant is born with a smaller than normal lower jaw, a tongue that falls back in the throat, and has difficulty breathing.
According to his mother, Austin is very outgoing and loves to talk. Austin enjoys playing football and hanging out with his friends. He also loves animals and being outdoors, where he especially loves to go fishing. Austin is not afraid of anything and is always looking for his next big adventure. Austin’s favorite college football team is the Florida Gators. His all-time favorite player for the Gators is Tim Tebow because he is a good role-model and Austin looks up to him.
Kids Wish Network knows the perfect place to send Austin and is hard at work planning a dream of a lifetime for him; make sure to stay up to date on all of the details of his wish!