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CHANGE Brayden’S LIFE

11 Years Old

Brayden’s Story

Brayden was an active boy, who loved to surf, skateboard, and snowboard, (and was really good at all three!) In February of 2018, his family took him to Mt. Bachelor in Oregon during ski week so he could get some great snowboarding in. During their vacation, Brayden went over a jump and landed on his head.

Brayden was airlifted from the mountain to Bend then airlifted again after stabilized to Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, and left in a coma for 2 months while he recovered. His traumatic brain injury left him hemiplegic, with no usage of his right arm and right leg., although his right leg is already making amazing progress. His mother and father had to travel back and forth from California to Oregon, caring for their two younger daughters, while also being there for Brayden everyday.

He is now back home after 3 months of rehabilitation, but is still wheelchair bound for now. Our foundation has provided an amazing in-home caretaker for Brayden so his mother can have a break and take her other children to their sports practices and appointments. Our foundation will continue to help Brayden as he fights to enjoy all action sports again!



CHANGING LIVES

 Children MPFIC is currently helping. Please consider donating today.

Oliver, Age 2

 
Oliver is a very determined and happy little boy! Oliver was diagnosed with microcephaly, cerebral palsy, and a genetic mutation…

Nathan, Age 3

 
Sweet Nathan is one of our two children currently receiving therapy at The Shea Center in San Juan Capistrano, an equine therapy center. He has not yet spoken…

Malena, Age 13

 
Malena is an extraordinary 13 year-old girl with a degenerative condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, SMA. Despite all she has gone through she holds a 4.3 GPA in school!

Audrina, Age 3

 
Audrina suffered a traumatic experience in 2018 that she is still recovering from. Even with all she has been through – she is a happy and fun-loving little girl!

Augustine, Age 9

 
Augustine was born very early at only 22 weeks of pregnancy due to complications. When he was born, he lost 70{9fa4bdb2d925ed91345a184135ee8d2382be23e2497413ef0b583fcdff790ccb} of his brain activity. Despite his difficult start in this world, at 9 years old he is a happy and sweet boy.

Kelbie, Age 3

 
Kelbie is three and a half years-old, and is currently in preschool. She has a diagnosis of lower lumbar spina bifida without hydrocephalus. She was 2 when she received her wheelchair and has adapted to it without hesitation.

Juan, Age 15

 
Juan is described by his family as the light of their lives. He is a fun-loving boy who loves his family, friends, and sports. Tragically, Juan developed Metastatic Osteosarcoma, a tumor in his leg, which then spread to his lungs.

Jorge, Age 16

 
Jorge has cerebral palsy, on his family’s request our foundation purchased a wheelchair van for Jorge and his family, so he can more easily get around.

Brayden, Age 11

 
Brayden was an active boy, who loved to surf, skateboard, and snowboard until he was injured while doing one of his favorite things.

Christian, Age 6

 
Christian is a delightful and sweet six-year-old boy who unfortunately suffered from a traumatic brain injury right before his second birthday.