Monday, September 14, 2009


I believe in miracles! Sean's spinal fusion surgery has been moved up to September 28. Meet one of the many miracle workers who will be attempting to relieve Sean's pain and help him lead a more comfortable life.......

Jacques D'Astous, M.D., FRCS(C)

Dr. D'Astous is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who practices at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Intermountain and is now the consulting staff at Primary Children's Medical Center. His particular interests include neuromuscular disorders, spinal deformities, as well as general pediatric orthopaedics. He is the Medical Director of the Movement Analysis Laboratory at Shriners Hospital.

The surgery will take place at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sean will remain at that facility until he is well enough to leave the intensive care unit. Then we hope to transfer him to a smaller, quieter, more familiar facility - Shriner's Hospital Intermountain, also located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  1. Sept. 28th huh! We'll make sure to keep our prayers strong and tell Sean how much we love him on that day even thuogh we can't be there!