You might remember the story of Na’Kai Phillips we shared a while back. He’s a five-year-old boy who was on vacation with his mother in Puerto Rico when the unthinkable happened. Na’Kai had a stroke and had to have immediate brain surgery, leaving him stranded in Puerto Rico during his recovery. For a while, things looked grim as doctors didn’t know how Kai would recover or when he would be healthy enough to travel back home.
Luckily, we have some great news to share. A few days after falling ill, Kai woke up out of his coma and was soon up and about. It took a few more weeks, but Kai was finally able to fly back home on July 30! While he is still in need of lots of doctor and therapy visits, he is recovering remarkably well. Gallagher wanted to celebrate his return home, so we held a welcome back party in his honor.
Kai was in good spirits, and quickly made friends with some of the children of our office staff. He was very excited to be the center of attention and enjoyed the pizza we ordered for him. Because Kai missed his birthday during his illness, we also had a birthday ice cream cake and sang him “Happy Birthday”.
After the food and dessert, it was time for presents! Kai received his very own bicycle, which he then took on a tour around the office.
It was great to see Kai happy and laughing after his terrible ordeal. Because of everyone’s contributions on the GoFundMe we set up, we were able to raise a total of $4,590 for Kai and his family. Thank you so much to everyone who donated – as you can see, it was a cause very much worthwhile!
For more photos of Kai’s party, check out our Facebook page.