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Martin was 2 years old when a high fever led to a trip to the emergency room at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. In the hospital, he began having seizures and was immediately admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, where the staff determined he had bacterial meningitis.

Martin’s infection caused multiple mini-strokes that led to profound hearing loss. Today, following cochlear implant surgery and speech therapy, Martin is a happy, energetic little boy and is living life to the fullest.

The cochlear implant program at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital was started with generous donations to the children’s hospital. Martin’s family also took advantage of comfort items provided through donations so they could stay in the room by Martin’s side during his hospital stay.

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Martin Wrobel