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MEDFORD, Ore. - Two years after surviving child abuse as an infant, a Medford boy will soon be adopted out as a sparrow. Sparrow Clubs is preparing to adopt Hayden Dolmage as a sparrow.  The now

Posted: Mar. 27, 2015 3:03 PM
Updated: Oct. 19, 2017 1:32 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. - Two years after surviving child abuse as an infant, a Medford boy will soon be adopted out as a sparrow.

Sparrow Clubs is preparing to adopt Hayden Dolmage as a sparrow.  The now two-year-old has cerebral palsy.  He deals with daily seizures.  He can't walk, crawl or even sit.  

What he is dealing with today is a result of child abuse he endured when he was only two months old.  That's when doctors found he had blood surfacing from his brain, his legs and several ribs had been fractured, his left hip dislocated and had retinal hemorrhages behind the eye.  Hayden's mom, Megan, said doctors told her Hayden had been strangled more than once and that his legs showed signs of old fractures.

Hayden's biological father is now serving time for the abuse, but the consequences of it are something Hayden and his mom live day to day.

But soon, they'll be getting some help.  Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs is planning to adopt him out to a school.  The organization's Oregon Director, Matt Sampson, said, "His medical issues were caused by another person and that makes his story unique, but also a bit more difficult to talk about."

But Hayden's mom said it needs to be talked about, "I want people to understand this is so real. This is something going on right now and my two month old almost lost his life. There was a moment that I had doctors telling me, I might not bring him home."

Sparrow Clubs said because of the seriousness of the child abuse, Hayden will need to be adopted out to a High School or Middle School.

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