Wade, age 6, was mauled by a dog 100 lb. dog while playing fetch. In critical condition, he was immediately taken to Children’s Hospital in Denver where he received extensive medical treatment as well as over 800 stitches. The road to recovery is a long one, and this little boy is not halfway through yet. Although Wade was released from the hospital, he spent a month at home away from school with intense pain and emotional trauma. The return to school has also been difficult with fatigue and infections that are reoccurring. Wade also has paralysis on the left side of his face and function in that area has yet to return. Checkups are still a regular part of this family’s routine and medical bills are extensive.