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Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Age: 7 years old
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), Asthma
Quentin was born premature at 25 weeks and had his first brain surgery when he was two weeks old. Quentin had a grade IV Infantile Intraventricular Hemorrhage, a severe brain bleed where he needed to have a shunt placed.
Quentin spent 316 days in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). During his stay, he had a second brain surgery, a procedure to close the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in his heart, and a gastrostomy tube placement surgery. After 316 days, Quentin was brought home on oxygen and 22-hour continuous jejunostomy tube feeds and several medications.
Today, Quentin is a healthy and very happy little boy. Quentin’s mom, Nichole, says, “We feel so fortunate to have Nationwide Children’s so close to our home. We had no idea how fortunate we were when Quentin was born at 25 weeks and ended up with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD). I truly feel we had the best team working with our family throughout our 316-day hospital stay. That was such a blessing to our family. The blessings continue; we have an amazing therapy team working with Quentin for occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech. They have helped Q reach milestones that I never thought he’d reach. We are so thankful for Nationwide Children’s!”
Quentin enjoys learning and playing with his friends at school. He loves story time; his favorite books are Dragons Love Tacos and anything Pete the Cat. One of Quentin’s favorite things to do is watch sports on with his dad. Any sport will do; from dirt bike racing to gymnastics to basketball to dog shows, Quentin loves them all. As you participate in the Meaningful Miles Challenge in 2020, Quentin will be celebrating you ever step of the way!
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