Zayden loves being outdoors with creatures of all types, including giant snakes!
Zayden was a typical active boy who loved outdoor play and getting dirty. However, there was a day when he wasn’t acting like himself – he was extremely lethargic and mostly wanting to sleep. His mom called 911, but the paramedics dismissed it as a possible viral infection.
Shortly after the paramedics left, Zayden became completely unresponsive, and was immediately rushed to the hospital. After testing, he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Zayden’s inability to control his exorbitantly high blood sugar level put him into a coma for a week. It also caused long term effects on his brain that resulted in daily challenges. His brain is no longer efficient at regulating cellular metabolism, causing him to battle constant weight gain. He also developed an infection in his bones. Zayden continues to use insulin injections to manage his illness, and is learning to deal with the neuropathy pain that resulted from the infection.
Zayden loves being outdoors with creatures of all types, especially snakes. His parents describe him as a kind and inquisitive child. He loves to collect rocks, explore in the great outdoors and watch River Monsters on television.
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