2017 Family

The DeYoung Family

Austin Deyong, age 10, was a normal healthy little baby until at 5 weeks he became a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome, changing his and his family’s life forever. He lives everyday with daily seizures, massive neurological decay, and cerebal palsy. Austins dad is active duty military serving at Hill AFB in Utah. His mom Jennifer is a stay at home mom, caring for Austin and his two siblings, Jocelynne ad Jacob. Austin is growing normally and...

The Turnbow Family

Eden Turnbow contacted SFF in the fall of 2016. We had completed our grant giving for that year but had promised that they would be our first family granted for 2017. Mathew and Eden had Anna 6 years ago. She was a healthy baby but a few short days after her birth, a complication with neonatal jaundice resulted in a rare condition called Kernicterus. Anna’s liver was unable to process her bilirubin fast enough which resulted in damage...