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Baby Izaiah Hospitalized Again

Child struck by drunk driver in 2010 admitted to hospital



    Mold Hampers Baby Izaiah's Recovery

    Izaiah Wallis, the baby struck and paralyzed by a drunk driver in 2010, was admitted to Children's Hospital Thursday night.

    Baby Izaiah caught pneumonia for the second time in a month, according to a nonprofit organization that supports the family.

    Parents of Toddler Struck by Car Hold Out Hope

    [DGO] Parents of Toddler Struck by Car Hold Out Hope
    At a fundraiser Tuesday night, the parents of 19-month-old Izaiah Wallis discuss what they believe is progress in their son's condition. The child was struck by an SUV on Oct 18th while being pushed in a stroller on a morning walk.
    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010)

    In addition to Izaiah's pneumonia, his condition also requires a ventilator, tracheotomy, colostomy and feeding tube.

    Doctors believe the baby's respiratory problems may be linked to the air inside the family's home, where his father cares for him full-time while his mother works.

    2-Year-Old Izaiah Finally Comes Home

    [DGO] 2-Year-Old Izaiah Finally Comes Home
    The toddler's father Jacob Wallis, 21, said he's grateful to have his son at home.
    (Published Saturday, May 21, 2011)

    This isn't the first time Izaiah has encountered respiratory problems. In September, his family was forced from their home due to potentially toxic mold inside the home's bathroom.

    Izaiah needs a ventilator to help him breathe, and the mold spores could be weakening his already weak immune system, Verde told NBCSanDiego.

    Baby Izaiah Gets Big Surprise

    [DGO] Baby Izaiah Gets Big Surprise
    A long, difficult road to recovery became a little less challenging Wednesday when a gift was presented to Izaiah, a toddler who suffered traumatic injuries when a suspected teen drunk driver crashed into his stroller, and his family.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011)

    In October 2010, Izaiah was critically injured when he was struck by a drunk teen driver during a walk with his grandfather.

    Passion 4 K.I.D.S. is fundraising to purchase the family a small handicapped accessible home. Tax-deductible donations can be made through their website.