Friday, September 23, 2016

‘A BOND LIKE NO OTHER’ - PRICELESS GIFT CONNECTS AUBURN, LSU FAMILIES

AUBURN UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC NEWS | Jack Smith

Like all Auburn fans, Davis Boswell's little heart might skip a beat when the eagle soars at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday.

But unlike anyone else, the 15-month-old miracle baby of Auburn alumni Tucker and Amanda Boswell might also feel something else as his new friends from Baton Rouge stand and cheer for their Tigers.

That's because while Davis wears orange and blue, his heart bleeds purple and gold.

If you don't believe in miracles, you may not have heard his story. It is a story of unselfish acts that saved a baby in the midst of tragedy, doctors who would not give up and parents who now understand more than ever the gift of life and will forever champion the cause of organ donation.

Less than a week after his birth, Davis was dying from a common virus. With no immune system to fight it off, the enterovirus attacked his heart and inflicted irreparable damage to its left side.

The right side of his tiny heart was forced to do all the work to keep baby Davis alive, but it quickly became weaker. Davis was dying. His parents were told to prepare for the worst.

His medical team at Children's Hospital in Birmingham didn't give up, though. They never gave up despite their risky and limited options. They never gave up even though the prognosis was so grim one doctor told the Boswells it was time to start thinking about whether they were doing more to their baby than they were doing for him. Continue reading
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