Tanner wasn’t feeling well on his 13th birthday. His family had no idea it was the beginning of a struggle that would hit him hard and fast, changing his life forever. Within a couple weeks, he became very ill, and was drastically losing weight. Everything he ate made him sick. Tanner went to a specialist and bravely faced all the testing, having an MRI, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and many blood tests that revealed his chronic digestive condition. Throughout his ongoing struggles, Tanner doesn’t allow fear or all the unknowns affect how he lives his life. He faces everything head-on and perseveres with a positive attitude. He was nominated by his Child Life Specialist Brittany Spah at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital Pediatric Short Stay & Infusion Unit in Cokato, MN. Kids Wish Network awarded this hero for his courage and positivity that inspires others.