Naomi & Landyn Strong
Meet Naomi and Landyn. On July 18, 2018 , Naomi was shot at point blank range in her left eye while she was 5 months pregnant, by her now ex boyfriend. The bullet traveled through her hand, into her eye and landed right before her brain stem. An aweful act of domestic violence. Her mother was told she had a .1 % chance of survival. She has survived, and made great strides in healing through her brain injury related obstacles. Landyn is perfectly healthy baby boy even though he is a premie baby. The healing for Naomi is a long road.. She is currently attending Ot to work on gross motor skills for her right hand.. She is debating still on the left hand surgery to attach her tendon back, as there is a chance she will lose her fine motor there as well. Naomi has plans to finish her education by getting her GED, and then communications degree to go out and speak to teenagers about domestic violence , so that she can make sure this doesn’t happen to someone else.. As of right now she can not work or go to school per Dr. Orders. But that will change as Naomi’s personality will not let her be beaten by the injuries either. She is blind in her left eye, lacks hearing in her left ear, sense of taste is mostly gone, as well as barely any fine motor in her right hand due to the two strokes she had while in a coma. This is to help Naomi and Landyn until she can get into the next phase of her recovery and move on to help others . Every little bit helps for both of these miracle mom and baby.+ Read More
Naomi and Landyn are doing well. Naomi is adjusting to the obstacles she has. We have recently received confirmation of a brain injury. Which was kind of a big blow, but Naomi is going to continue to fight as she did in the hospital and not have that beat her down. She has gone into a school and shared her story, as well as events to get the word out about domestic violence. Landyn is still a healthy boy and growing like a weed. His smile is contagious to anyone around him. He is such an amazing baby. There are many things she still can’t do with him, because of her lack of fine motor in her right hand, but her family helps her raise him. Thank you again for all of your help, it helps her feel like she is a mom when she buys the things Landyn needs. It is also contributing to a couple medical things that are needed for both. So truely thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
First, I want to say Thank you again to those who have donated. Naomi has spoken with Clearwater High Adult Education about obtaining her GED. We are going to talk to the Dr about hopefully her going to start that process soon. It will be a process because of her brain injury, but she is not one to give up. Landyn is doing great. He got a little bug, but it has passed now. At his last Dr appt he was 8.3 lbs. They are having us do weight checks for him regularly, to make sure he is gaining.