Nathaniel (Nate) Bautista-Cleveland
Our son Nathaniel Bautista was severely burned on December 3rd 2017 on over 70% of his body while spending the night with family/ friends. My husband and I woke to the horrific phone call that our son was going to be life flighted. The fire caused him to receive 3rd degree burn to his entire right side of his body, deep 2nd degree to his left. He is expected to be in the hospital for close to six months while he receives surgeries, graphs, rehabilitation and treatment. We have a long road ahead but he is strong and we ask for everyone to send positive vibes and prayers.
It was a year ago on December 3rd that my husband and I got a call that changed our lives forever not to mention our son Nathaniel. Over the last year he is still progressing in a positive direction. He completed physical therapy last week and is hoping to be given the go ahead to play baseball in the spring. Do to the coma and the mass amounts of anesthesia do to the 20+ surgeries we are now dealing with some cognitive memory issues and school has been a bit of a struggle but he continues to fight and move forward he has his good days and bad but I am happy to report all wounds have healed except for the back of his knee which may require graphs in the new year but other than that we are very proud of him and the progress he has made and we thank everyone for their prayers and support.❤️
Update on Nate, he's doing well getting ready for the upcoming school year. We just want to take a moment thank and everybody for their thoughts and prayers that have shown so much love and support. We would like to thank everyone who helped raise money and awareness and kept hope alive. Affiliated Physical therapy has helped push Nate past his milestones along with UMC PT. We couldn't be more blessed and just wanted everyone to know that even with Nate home we have not forgotten about everyone who rallied around.❤️
This morning we are in pre-op waiting for Nathaniel's 20th surgery I believe. They will be going in and grafting parts of the legs that didn't take on the previous surgery. As always we ask that you please keep Nate in your prayers and send positive thoughts. We can not express how thankful and blessed we are to have so many people in his corner.
It's been five months since my son's injury. He's now home, fighting with every fiber of his being towards making nothing short of a miraculous recovery — and he's successful most days but don't be fooled by this adorable photo, though. Nate has a long road ahead of him. we're confident he'll reach his goals with his family and loved ones behind the wheel but it must never be forgotten that this miracle journey started in the UMC PICU.