As a Hero of the Month recipient, these super heroes were eligible to be nominated for Kids Wish Network’s Hero of the Year.
Tristen was only 5 years old when he was involved in a horrible car accident where he was ejected from a car. He sustained multiple injuries including right lung lacerations, an injury to his kidney and spleen, along with multiple broken bones. Tristen was rushed to the pediatric intensive care unit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, in Memphis Tennessee where he was intubated for two weeks before being prepped for surgery and other procedures. During his stay in the hospital, Tristen went through over 15 surgeries and procedures.
Eventually Tristen was discharged from the hospital, but the accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, and he utilizes a wheelchair in order to get around. Despite everything he has gone through, Tristen remains cheerful and full of life. He loves to make other people laugh and constantly talks about his favorite superheroes. Tristen is incredibly brave for going through all the treatment procedures despite how scary they can be.