On May 27, 2019, Trevor came to his mother, Josie, hand on his forehead, with a severe headache and said, “Mom, something is wrong. I need to go to the hospital.”
MRIs showed that Trevor had a category 4 AVM (arteriovenous malformation), a tangled mass of blood vessels on the left side of his brain. The mass had two aneurysms, one which had ruptured and bled around his brain, which caused the headache that brought them to the ER for treatment.
Trevor underwent surgery at another children’s hospital to remove the mass and save him from another rupture — one that could be fatal. During the surgery, he suffered a stroke which left him paralyzed on his right side and left his parents very scared for his future.