WILLIAM DIERS: APRIL, 2010
William Diers is just eight years old, but he’s been through more in that short time than most of us will in a full lifetime. In May of 2007 at the age of 5, William was taken to the emergency room for what his parents thought was a case of the flu. His conditioned worsened before doctors determined he had a life threatening case of bacterial pneumonia. At the hospital, he underwent three surgeries before his body shut down. He was on a machine for cardiac and respiratory support and in a drug-induced coma for more than a month. His family feared the worst. But one day during that hospital stay, William woke up, healthy. His frightful ordeal was over and he’s been called a “miracle” child ever since. Three years later, William wants to take that miracle spirit and help others. He has set a life goal of raising one-million dollars for the Children’s Hospital Foundation, an affiliate of the Children’s Miracle Network. With a charity baseball tournament and other fund-raising efforts, William says he wants to help pay hospital costs for kids who can’t afford it.
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He has set a life goal of raising one-million dollars for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.