Monday, September 28, 2015

Family of Derby boy recovering from lifesaving surgery provides ‘bags of hope’ to others facing medical crises

Anthony Muoio, 17 months old, visits with the Rev. Bill Maguire, chaplain in the Department of Spiritual Care at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Wednesday. A year ago, Anthony endured a 9-hour surgery to remove a life-threatening brain tumor. Maguire offered spiritual guidance to Sarah and Robert Muoio, Anthony’s parents. Catherine Avalone — New Haven Register
By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

As the one-year anniversary of Derby toddler Anthony Muoio’s lifesaving surgery approaches, his family paid it forward Wednesday to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, which saved the young boy’s life.

Anthony will be 17 months old on Friday, one year after undergoing an intensive, nine-hour surgery to remove a life-threatening brain tumor.

The tumor was resting against an artery, threatening to cut off then 5-month-old Anthony’s blood supply. Doctors successfully removed the tumor, and Anthony has experienced an “amazing recovery.” He will continue with followup care for years, but recently graduated to having MRIs every six months instead of every three, according to his parents.
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