13-year-old Isaiah Custodio: all star athlete, grade-A student, and all-around great kid with a great heart.
When he wasn’t playing on his Mauldin Middle School’s football team, Isaiah was feeding the homeless, volunteering for a good cause, or being a “big brother” to a child in need. But in September 2015, life for Isaiah and his South Carolina family forever changed.
During a routine football practice, Isaiah started complaining of a severe headache. When he began throwing up, Isaiah’s mother Christina received a call from the school. By the time she arrived to pick up her son, Isaiah collapsed on the football field, unable to to move.
“Something told me to look in his eyes,” she said. Christina noticed one pupil was really small while the other was really big; that’s when she knew something was horribly wrong.
ER doctors told Christina and her husband Ozzy that their son Isaiah suffered a severe brain hemorrhage. Christina feared the worst, and that he was going to die.
Then came the powerful moment when Isaiah’s loved ones came together, held hands and prayed, right there next to the boy’s hospital bed. “It’s like our feet weren’t touching the floor,” Christina said. “You could feel the spirit in the room.”
…And just wait until you see what happened next. Absolutely incredible.
In an effort to cover the costs of Isaiah’s medical bills, TV host and “GoBeKind” ambassador, Leon Logothetis teamed up with LittleThings to tell Isaiah’s story as part of his BigDreams series. Christina and Ozzy set up a GoFundMe page to help their only son get the special therapy he so desperately needs.
Please visit GoFundMe to help Isaiah continue on the road to recovery, and SHARE his story with your friends on Facebook.
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