Austin Eggleston is no stranger to hospitals. In fact, he’s spent months at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, waiting for one critical piece of news.
The 15 -year-old from Pontiac, Illinois, was born with a congenital nerve flaw that stops blood from being properly pumped throughout his body. It has also stunted his growth. Nonetheless, it hasn’t stunted the teen’s spirit. After being placed on a nerve transplant donor listing, Eggleston expended four months at research hospitals waiting patiently for a donor nerve. During that time, he earned his reputation as one of the kindest and sweetest patients there.