Keith is a 12-year-old boy who was born with spina bifida. He has had to undergo many surgeries since birth, the last almost a year ago which, unfortunately, left him with a spinal fluid leak. Needing surgical repair of this leak, Keith must travel once again to Oakland, California, for the specialized procedure as our Northern Nevada medical facilities are just not equipped to handle this type of procedure. He will remain hospitalized for at least seven days before being allowed to return to Reno. Since Mom will stay with him in the hospital postoperatively, they only require lodging for one night preoperatively (he needs a history and physical exam the day before surgery). For Kids Foundation provided this travel expense. We wish Keith a successful surgery, safe trip back home, and a speedy recovery.
For More Information on Spina Bifida: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/spinabifida/index.html