Manny Wilke is a 6 year old little boy who was born with no ears and closed ear canals, along with 7 other birth defects. Because of his ear birth defects, Manny cannot hear on his own. Because of such overwhelming generosity and support from the community, friends and strangers, Manny had an opportunity to reduce the number of total surgeries in California with top ear specialists who do a special "Combined Surgery."
Manny has now undergone 7 ear surgeries in California within 2 years, with the first one on 4/25/11 and the 7th one on 4/3/13. Manny now has 2 Big Boy Ears! TWO COOL! Manny's anatomy and healing have been complex and untypical so we are so thrilled to be with top ear surgeons who specialize in this birth defect as he has been their most challenging case. This journey has been more of a marathon than a sprint, so we've put on our running shoes and make the best of it!
Check out Manny's First Big Ear reveal video created by Uncle Derek - definitely worthwhile!! "More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones." -- Mother Teresa