Baby Izaiah Undergoes Emergency Surgery

The boy became blind and paralyzed after being hit by a drunk driver in 2010

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    Courtesy of Passion 4 K.I.D.S.
    Baby Izaiah received an autographed football from Tim Tebow in June 2012.

    A child that captured the hearts of San Diegans after being hit by a drunk driver is back in the hospital.

    Izaiah Wallis, known as Baby Izaiah, is currently in the intensive care unit at Rady Children’s Hospital. On Wednesday night, he had emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage, according to the non-profit organization Passion for K.I.D.S.

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    In October 2010, Izaiah was being pushed by his grandfather in a stroller when an SUV plowed into them on a sidewalk in Oceanside. The 17-year-old driver was drunk, and the accident left Izaiah blind and paralyzed.

    Besides this latest medical hurdle, the family’s wheelchair van has broken down and needs to be replaced. Passion for K.I.D.S. is raising money to buy them a new van.

    In June 2012, the family moved into a Vista home with custom features for Izaiah renovated by volunteers.

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