Austin Cauthen (age 7) needs to be mobile
Austin suffers from a very rare muscle condition known as Myotubular Myopathy. Only 3 people in SC and 2 in NC have been diagnosed with this condition.
- Austin was born 6 weeks premature and only weighed 4 pounds. He barely took 2 breaths before having to be intubated.
- At 2 months old, he was diagnosed with Myotubular Myopathy.
- He cannot maintain his airway, making respiratory failure the largest threat to his life.
- A tracheotomy helps him breathe, but the machines must be monitored 24/7.
- Austin cannot walk, talk, sit, stand, crawl, roll, or swallow and requires a feeding tube.
- His muscles are weak but his brain is strong. Austin is now learning sign language.
Austin’s parents, Emily and Shawn, need a wheelchair conversion van in order to travel with Austin and the critical equipment that is required for his safety.
Austin’s dad, Shawn selflessly served our country in the Marine Corps from 2006 to 2012. He is now a Police Officer, SWAT Team Leader and Instructor with the Lancaster, SC Sheriff’s Department. Serving others is what Officer Cauthen is called to do. Let’s take this opportunity to give back by serving his little boy, Austin.
At All Things Possible Ministries, 100% of donations made during a medical campaign go toward serving our families in need.
If you can help with this van, please donate here:
Or mail a check payable to:
All Things Possible Ministries
3160 Hwy 21, Suite 103, Box #57
Fort Mill, SC 29715
If you would like to deduct your donation on your taxes, please Do Not write Austin’s name in the Memo section of your check. The word “Medical” will suffice.