(WBRE/WYOU) All this week- we are featuring our miracle children
17-year-old Erik Sweppenheiser of Dallas, Luzerne County loves tools and working on things like his jeep.
He’s an active teenager but back in 2014, Erik had a major health scare that nearly cost him his life.
Erik’s mom says it happened suddenly and his condition dramatically worsened.
He was taken by life flight to Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, where doctors found he had mrsa pneumonia which was causing lung damage and beginning to affect other organs in his body.
Today, Erik is doing great thanks to the Children’s Miracle Network and the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.
You can see more of Erik’s story during the Children’s Miracle Network Celebration this weekend, June 4th and 5th, live on WYOU from Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s hospital in Danville