Hoskins family continues fight for Zion

Hoskins family continues fight for Zion

Banner Graphic | September 1, 2011 | By Lauren Boucher

Chelsea and Paul Hoskins have watched their son, Zion, grow up knowing that he will never be able to walk or stand on his own. In the past year there have been several fundraisers in place to aid them in funding Zion’s medical bills.
The couple is reaching out to the community once again, asking for help as they try to raise money to equip their van so Zion can use a power chair instead of a manual one.

In May 2010 Zion was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy or SMA. Zion’s daily life now consists of being hooked up to a vest to help him breathe as well as a cough assisting machine, a suction machine, a pulse oximeter and breathing treatments. Each day Zion starts his half-hour treatments at 8:30 a.m. When speaking of Zion, Chelsea explained, “He will eventually get scoliosis and his back is already starting to curve so it hurts him a lot.”

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