Desperate for answers about her son’s strange symptoms, Danielle turned to their doctor. A series of tests ultimately revealed a rare diagnosis.
“It came back that he had craniosynostosis,” Danielle said. “Basically, when the baby’s soft spot fuses together a little too soon, it puts pressure on the brain.”
Danny required surgery to relieve that pressure and allow his brain to grow properly.
Prior to surgery, Danny’s grandfather and his uncle stepped up to donate blood, hoping it would be a match for the toddler. On the day of surgery, the blood donated by his family members and another donor was ready and waiting when Danny needed three lifesaving blood transfusions.