Brody was born with bilateral microtia atresia (small ears and no canals). When he was 2 weeks old, he was fitted for a BAHA (bone anchored hearing aid) this allows him to hear. Without the BAHA, Brody has a moderate-severe hearing loss.
Brody's first surgery took place on April 4th 2013 in Palo Alto, CA. The first surgery opened his left ear canal and to create an eardrum. Following this surgery, Brody had a second surgery to open his right ear canal on June 20th. This surgery went well, his middle bones were not connected properly so the Doctor placed a prosthesis connecting his stapies and his eardrum. On September 5th Brody had his 3rd surgery and received his first 'Big Boy Ear'!!! This procedure is called"medpor" which is the outer ear construction of his left ear. January 2014 he had his right "medpor" ear surgery. We traveled back out to California in Febuary for an additional surgery as some of the skin grafts on his right medpor ear, were not healing properly. Brody's ears are doing very well! They are still healing as it takes up to a year to heal completely.
With the help of the community, family, friends, and prayer we have raised enough money for Brody to have these surgeries. Thank you for the continued support, all your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.
We are truly blessed by such a loving and supportive community!
We are also excited to "Pay it Forward" by keeping the
harvest benefit going, with the proceeds going to other families in need. As well as a donation to Ear Community. ( A non-profit organization who helps families with Microtia Atresia.
"Paying It Forward"
October 11 & 12 2014
Pumpkin Patch ~ Kids Corn Maze ~ Kids Activities ~ Bake Sale ~
Basket Raffle ~ Food ~ Family Fun ~ Kiddie Tractor-Train Rides ~ Petting Zoo
Brody Henke, Age 3