9-Year-Old Meningitis Survivor Guest Of Honor At Benefit For Children's Hospital

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 5:44 pm
By: News On 6

A 9-year-old boy, whose story of survival has inspired many, was the guest of honor at a special Christmas luncheon Thursday.

Jeremiah Mitchell lost his arms, legs and half of his face to bacterial meningitis in 2010.

His road to recovery has been long and challenging, but Jeremiah is now thriving with the help of prosthetics.

Thursday's luncheon and fashion show raised money for the Shriner's Children's Hospital, which was integral Jeremiah's recovery.

"They take care of his traveling, they take care of all of his reconstruction. They're the one that pointed us in the right direction for his prosthetics," said Jeremiah's mother, Michaela Mitchell.

Michaela said all the money raised will stay in Oklahoma to help sick children in our state.

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