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MIKEY'S MIGHTY WARRIORS- All about advocating for Mikey!!!

Mikey woke up early morning on July 11, 2009 having a severe seizure. We (dad, mom and Mikey) were out of town on a long weekend trip to Dallas, TX. Mikey was rushed to the emergency room via ambulance. Due to the swollen head,105 fever and seizure, Mike was diagnosed within 10 minutes of our arrival of having bacterial meningitis. Officially, tests were run to confirm what the emergency room doctor already knew. Because of the severity of bacterial meningitis and the progression of the silent & deadly virus in Mikey’s body, he was not expected to make it through the next 24 hours (and yes, the doctor did warn us of that).

Through God’s grace and mercy, after being unresponsive for 36 hours, Mikey finally opened his eyes and began the long road to recovery.

Mikey was in Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, TX for five weeks and then spent a week in Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Bacterial meningitis left Mikey with hearing loss in both ears (severe in right and moderate in left), brain damage on the right side and possibility of seizures for the rest of his life.

Mikey has been with Easterseals since 2013. He started in their preschool classroom (Dawn Bridges is AWESOME) and continued in their outpatient program (speech and occupational) once he started school.

As you can imagine, Mikey has a team of people that help him to be as successful as possible (doctors, teachers, family). Easterseals is a major part of that team. His therapists (Lea and Makala) have such an innovative way with Mikey. They are always willing to give guidance to “Team Mikey” to ensure Mikey is getting what he needs. Lea and Makala, along with the rest of “Team Mikey” are the reason Mikey is a successful, independent, and capable young man.

My family is forever grateful to doctors and nurses who saved Mikey’s life. We are forever grateful to Easterseals for ensuring that his life is as happy and healthy as possible.

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Team Mikey's Mighty Warriors has raised 179% of its goal
 
Team Fundraising Goal: $1,500.00
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Mikey Edwards
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  • KCKay Collins
  • TETrisha Edwards
  • TSTyson Storay
  • KEKaylee Edwards
  • CEChris Edwards
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  • VEVictor Edwards
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Michael & Vanessa
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  • MEMichael Edwards
  • MEMikey Edwards
EMErica Miller
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  • RWReichael Wade-Miller
  • DWDonovan Wade-Miller

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