Three year old Jaxon Morris came into this world fighting and to this day – he continues.
Born with an undiagnosed neuromuscular disorder, Morris has fought a chronic lung disease and has been hospitalized almost 20 times since birth.
With this year’s flu season, Morris was susceptible and on Jan. 3, was hospitalized with the flu and pneumonia. After a three day hospital stay, he was sent home. Morris could not get well and was taken back to the emergency room on Jan. 31 for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus and severe pneumonia. For two days in Reno, Morris fought hard for his life and almost lost the battle as his stats dropped extremely low.
The toddler was intubated and urgently flown by Life Flight to Salt Lake City. Since being hospitalized, his mother, Trisha has not left his side.
In Salt Lake, he has battled being heavily sedated while on a ventilator, fought a blood clot and will have to have extensive physical therapy in order to be able to sit or walk again, on his own.
As Trisha is by her son’s side, she has left a one year old daughter and seven year old step son in Nevada with her finance, who in her words, “Works to keep our lives together back home.”
An Indian Taco feed will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 beginning at 10:30 at the Hawthorne VFW for those who wish to help Morris fight a long battle. Other benefits in town have been scheduled. A spaghetti feed will be held on March 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the VFW, along with a raffle. Mandee White, a Scentsy consultant, is donating all profits to Trisha and her son.
“We are so overwhelmed and humbled by all the support,” Trisha concluded.