Making a difference for Peyton

May 28, 2015 | News & Events


Hope Strengthens Foundation has been privileged to provide support to an inspirational (nearly 3-year old) boy named Peyton McCarthy. Peyton and his twin brother, Kyle were born premature. At 2-weeks of age, Peyton contracted Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), the most common and serious intestinal disease among premature babies. This condition postponed a heart surgery to repair his PDA ligation (a heart problem that occurs soon after birth in some babies). The lack of blood flow caused PVL (a type of brain damage that involves the periventricular white matter of the brain.

Peyton currently suffers from Cortical Visual Impairment, he has lost 30% of intestine, is tube fed, and his most significant challenge remains moderate/severe quadriplegic spastic Cerebral Palsy.

Despite these challenges, Peyton never quits. To his family and friends, he’s known affectionately as the “Miracle Man.”

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our supporters, Hope Strengthens Foundation was privileged to purchase a number of important, everyday items off a wish list established for Peyton. Items included diapers, wipes, training pads, and wash cloths.

Additionally, there were a couple of items that help Peyton communicate and a stroller attachment (see below) that will allow Peyton’s brother Kyle to join him when the family goes for a walk.


Thank you to our donors for your generosity and continued support!



To read more about Peyton McCarthy’s story, please visit the following post:

Meet Peyton and the McCarthy’s