Friday, June 14, 2024

Pandemic impacts availability of much-needed drugs for Toledo boy


TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The pandemic has had so many repercussions on our world, including drug availability for a Toledo boy. 7-year-old Talon Hagaman suffers from what is known as short bowel syndrome. Sometimes he has to spend weeks at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

His mother, Sammie Hagaman, says one of the drugs vital to his care has been hard to come by in recent months due to the pandemic. Talon is now on another medication that will help him stay home, but Sammie says she was told it was only a temporary solution.

Sammie is grateful for the support she received.

“It means everything to me that Talon’s story touched so many people that they decided to help,” she says. “It’s amazing. It’s nerve-wracking and it breaks my heart to see someone so young, innocent and sweet go through this and in such great pain. He’s a wonderful kid. He’s very intelligent, goofy and has one good sense of humour. “

Talon’s grandma, Sue Kangars, says it was difficult for her to see what the whole family was going through.

“I try to be as strong as possible. I just hope they have as many days together as possible, ”she says. “It was hard to see what my daughter and her 4 year old daughter Teegan went through. We are very grateful to all the people who have committed themselves to us. We know that there are many people who are facing challenges that no one can turn to. If you could just help one person get through something it would have such a huge impact. I cannot imagine not having a support system. “

Talon returns to Cincinnati this week for an investigation. If you want to learn more about his history, click on his family’s Facebook site.

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