We Love Hearing His Voice
We at Passy-Muir are very sorry to report that on the night of August 20th, 2008, Tommy Lee Derekson passed away due to complications from medical conditions.
In the brief time that we were able to follow Tommy's story, we were touched by the strength of his spirit and the joy he expressed despite the difficulty of his situation. Our deepest condolences go out to his family. We have included Tommy's PMV experience here in hopes that it may help educate other families in using the PMV with their kids.
We will not soon forget Tommy.
"Tommy Derekson was born 9/25/06, seven weeks premature. He has congenital heart defects and swallowing difficulties. He has been trached since he was two months old for failure to extubate following heart surgery. Tommy began using his Passy-Muir in May 2008 and it has helped tremendously with swallowing and vocalizing."
Chanin Rene , mother of Tommy