While practicing for the county championship, Mitchell was struck in the head with a baseball. The ball fractured his skull and his brain began to bleed. He had a seizure on impact and was rushed
to the Pediatric Emergency Room at Beverly Knight Olson, Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health. Four weeks later, Mitchell was able to watch and cheer on his team who won the county championship!
“I’m just glad I didn’t have to leave Macon. I was able to stay close and my family was with me. It avoided a lot of stress for everyone. The whole time I was there, they were checking on me every 30 minutes. There were nurses who weren’t even caring for me who stopped by to see how I was doing. I felt very cared for.”
Missi, Mitchell’s mom:
“When you hear about the Children’s Hospital, in the back of your mind you don’t think you’ll ever need it, but it was there for us when we needed it most. Being treated at a facility designed for children is different. I immediately knew we were in the right place. After only a few short days, Mitchell was released, and it was even more special to us being that it was on Easter Sunday. Although it is an everyday job for the staff at the Children’s Hospital, they are the real heroes.
They made our entire stay, from the moment of arrival in the Pediatric Emergency Room through the discharge process, such a calming and positive experience. We are forever grateful for the care we received and the kindness shown to our family.”