Baby Troy and his family need help


The Mirror

A benefit dinner and auction are being planned in honor of 1-year-old Troy Pearson, who was born four months premature, and his Federal Way family.

Next Tuesday, friends of the family will host the event at the Auburn Avenue Dinner Theater to help Troy’s parents deal with the mounting medical bills and his care.

The infant was born last September and spent the first 10 months of his life in the hospital. He was 1 pound, 1 ounce when he was born. Today he has a tracheotomy tube to help him breath and a tube into his intestine that provides his food. A hole in his heart when he was born has been surgically repaired, and he has had two laser eye surgeries to correct vision problems. Along with the toys and pictures in his room, there are also several machines that assist in his care.

His parents, Colette and Jeremy, are helped most of the day with an at-home nurse.

Since Troy was born, he and his parents have made several trips to the hospital as he has gotten ill. In fact, he went to the hospital this week for a respiratory infection.

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