Joseph Romero – CMN Hershey – Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital

>> I want one. >> Joseph likes superheroes a lot. [ Inaudible ] He says that when he grows up, he wants to
be an animal doctor. So, I keep telling him that doctors are superheroes
because, you know, they save people’s lives. >> “Look at me! Look at me! Look at me now! It’s fun to have fun but you have to know
how.” >> He likes to have fun. Joe, you want to do the Conga? >> Yeah. >> Okay. Go. >> Conga, Conga, Conga, Conga, Conga, Conga,
Conga, Conga. >> So much he is going through. >> Okay. Take a picture of me, mommy. >> Going through so many things in his life. He is still happy. >> Joseph first entered our awareness when
he was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. He was a premature baby. >> He was really really sick and he got a
bacteria. >> And he developed a disease called Necrotizing
Enterocolitis which can be a severe infection of the intestines and in Joseph’s case it
was very severe. >> Dr. Engbrecht had to do an emergency surgery
on him to save his life. >> It caused loss of the most of his intestines. >> He lost about 85 percent of his small intestines. If Dr. Engbrecht could not have done that
I don’t think he will be here today. So, he’s like my superhero. Dr. Engbrecht is my superhero and I’m so grateful. >> He has done remarkably well. He has grown and been able to come off the
IV nutrition. [ Music ] >> Joseph’s favorite superhero is Iron Man. He wish he could fly like Iron Man. [ Music ] >> If there was no children miracle network,
we wouldn’t be able to take care of patients as well as we can. >> Joseph has been through many many things. [ Inaudible ] But he is here, and that is important to me.

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  1. Joseph Is a Miracle of God. He is a Champion, a Warior. He Is a happy Child no mater what can be on his way. He make me laught because he always have something funny to say. Have gone through so much and had showed me happiness is #1 in his list. He have showed me so much. I love this child and I am so proud and happy to be part of his family. My sister is a great mother and I am so proud of her as well. May God keep blessing their life's forever more!!! I love you little nephew Joseph.

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