Luke was born with microtia and hemifacial microsomia, in which both his right ear and jaw were malformed. Time has passed quickly and we are approaching the beginning phase of reconstructive ear and jaw surgeries. His ear will be reconstructed via four surgeries over the course of a year. The first surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2013. His jaw will require two surgeries, one sometime in the next 12 months and one when he goes through puberty.
After much research, Jessica and I have decided that a physician named Dr. Mark Jones out of Atlanta, GA is the best fit for our family and Luke's needs. Through other families we have met, we are amazed at how far modern medicine has come in the field of ear/jaw reconstruction. With that being said, the surgical costs and travel expenses are going to create a financial burden on our family over the next two years.
If you feel it in your heart to donate to Luke and this process, our family will forever be grateful. Please know that your prayers, thoughts, phone calls, and cards for Luke are equally appreciated.
Sean, Jessica, Luke, Will, and Noah Brock