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 will be Brody's 3rd surgery. He will be getting his first 'Big Boy Ear'!!! This will be his "medpor" which is his outer ear construction of his left ear. Then in January 2014 he will hopefully have his final surgery to get his right "medpor" ear.
* Possible additional surgeries would be if the outer ear surgery would need any revisions to correct any pulling of the skin or the stapia. This would be a minor surgery.
With the help of the community, family, friends, and prayer we hope to raise enough money so Brody will be able to have these surgeries. Thank you for the
continued support, all your thoughts and prayers are greatly
Brody's Harvest for Hearing & Pumpkin Patch
October 12 & 13 2013
(Please see side bar for more info)
Brody is truly a blessing to our family and we thank God everyday for him.
|April 4, 2013 ||Left Atresia Repair ||Palo Alto CA |
|June 20, 2013 ||Right Atresia Repair ||Palo Alto CA |
|September 5, 2013 ||Left 'Medpor' Ear Construction ||Beverly Hills CA |
|January 9, 2014 ||Right 'Medpor' Ear Construction ||Beverly Hills CA |
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