2015 Family Advocacy Day Hero -- Charlie
When Charlie was 3 years old he was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, a rare disorder of the brain where arteries narrow, causing stroke-like symptoms. Because of this, he was required to spend a great deal of time being treated by the neurocritical care team and neurosurgery team at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He has had two successful brain surgeries and is doing very well.
Today, Charlie is an outgoing and dynamic 4-year-old who loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys exploring new places and playing with his construction and fire trucks. Charlie is going to be a busy adult as he aspires to a multi-track career as a firefighter and a nurse and a doctor.