Austin is a 19-year-old being treated at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL for omphalocoele, a rare abdominal wall birth defect in which the intestines, liver, and occasionally other organs remain outside of the abdomen in a sac. Despite this, Austin exhibits a positive attitude which is reinforced by the strong support from his parents, Jennifer and Tom, and his younger brother, Dalton.
Austin and his family are from Ohio but for over a year now have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House's St. Pete East House. This makes it ideal for Austin since All Children's Hospital is just a few steps away from the St. Pete East House. This is where Yoli, AAFH President, first met Austin and his family and offered Austin the opportunity to receive a gift from the AAFH.
Austin loves music and he expressed an interest in a set of Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones in Shock Yellow. We were glad to fulfill Austin's request and on January 13, I had the privilege of delivering the Powerbeats3 Headphones to Austin and meeting his family at the St. Pete East House.
Austin is blessed with a great and loving family who are instrumental in helping Austin regain his health. We pray for Austin's health and continued strength for his family to help him get through his ordeal.