Friday, November 20, 2015

Boys become best friends while waiting for Gifts of Hope

FOX 13 Salt Lake City | BY HOPE WOODSIDE AND ASHTON EDWARDS

They were two young boys who became friends while waiting for a new hearts; Teagan and Alex.

We recently checked in with Alex Homer, who is thriving after a long struggle with a heart defect.

At Fox Hollow Elementary School, 8-year-old Alex looks like just another student, but 18 weeks ago, his parents were told he'd need a series of surgeries.

During hospital stays, his classmates reached out.

“I remember she brought one of those bags completely filled with cards from all the people in my class,” Alex's mom, Brynn Homer, said.

Alex and another boy with critical heart defects, Teagan Petitt, became friends.

They shared similar lives, pulling oxygen and carrying backpacks with life-saving medicine and long stretches in the hospital. Continue reading

 

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