Lake Oswego Jr. High School
Chronic Kidney Disease; Amputations
Club's City, State:
Portland, OR
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Meet Charlotte

Read Charlotte's Story

Charlotte is a caring and sweet three-year-old who is full of life and joy. She loves to explore and play and is an inspiration to everyone.

In February of 2021, Charlotte woke up with a fever and seemed lethargic. By mid-morning, her breathing had become labored and the blood vessels in her eyes had burst. Her parents immediately took her to urgent care.

By the time they arrived, bruises had begun to appear all over her body. She was immediately transferred to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital where she was placed in the Pediatric ICU under quarantine and began intensive treatment to save her life.

The diagnosis of Meningococcemia, a severe form of blood poisoning, had struck without warning. By the next day, Charlotte’s kidneys began losing function and doctors tried to save her limbs but were unsuccessful.

She was airlifted to Shriners Children’s Hospital in Sacramento where doctors amputated both of her arms above the elbows and both legs above the knees. She endured multiple skin grafts over 60% of her body.

Charlotte is determined and resilient. She works hard each day to get stronger and rise above the challenges she faces with her health.

Even after everything he has gone through, Charlotte’s energy and creative nature brings joy to others. Doctors will monitor her progress and give her the therapy she needs to grow stronger each day.

Charlotte will be adopted as a Sparrow at Lake Oswego Jr. High School. Students will work hard to raise money for Charlotte through sponsored community service.