Kid Captain: Drew Hennigan

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An ultrasound done before Drew Hennigan was born showed that he was missing the fibulas in both of his legs, and another one a few weeks later showed his right hand was missing fingers and the existing fingers were fused together. His parents knew their baby would be in for many surgeries.

Drew’s lower right leg was amputated when he was 11 months old, and a thumb was surgically separated from the fused fingers at the same time. Two months later, his lower left leg was amputated. He was admitted to the hospital following eye surgery as a toddler, when doctors learned he had adrenal insufficiency, which means his body doesn’t fight off infections as well as it should.

Read Drew’s story here.