Mohamed’s Journey to a New Life
Mohamed faced a long journey to get where he is today. Shot in the back at age 9 in his home country of Somalia, he sustained a spinal cord injury that left his lower body paralyzed. Doctors told him he would never walk again. Then he came to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
7-year-old Leighton is like most kids. After school she juggles a full roster of sports – hockey and baseball are her favorites. (Her dad’s a former MLB pitcher and her mom, a coach and manager of a league of girls’ softball teams). But she’s not like most kids in that a diagnosis in May stopped all the juggling balls as she underwent surgery and chemotherapy at Phoenix Children’s.