Calyn was only seven years old when he saved the life of his 4yr old brother by pushing him out of the way of an oncoming 4wd but was not lucky enough to make it safely out of the way himself. Today Calyn is fighting for his life to beat a pneumococcal infection.

Calyn was hit on the frontal lobe of his forehead at 60km an hour by the four wheel drives bull bar, his life seriously in danger he was induced into a coma and rushed to the RBCH undergoing emergency surgery to remove part of his skull to allow his brain to swell and minimising the risk of him becoming brain dead.

With a shattered and completely fractured skull, severe bruising of his brain and a broken clavicle he fought a hard battle for 15days in ICU, his parents faced losing their little boy numerous times, family and friends prayed night and day holding onto hope that he would survive and stay with us. Though all the odds were against him somehow he survived and is still going through the long hard recovery process unable to talk or walk and with minimal communication to everyone around him Calyn is still fighting with all he has to come back to his family.

Calyn became ill earlier this month with what was thought to be an upper respiratory infection. This week it had been confirmed that he was suffering from Streptococcal Pneumonia.

Yesterday an update on Calyn’s Facebook page was quite distressing to all who follow his progress, “Please keep Calyn in your prayers today.
He is no longer responding to medication and has dramatically gone down hill. The doctors are currently trying to find out what is wrong with him but we have no answers as yet and are very concerned for our little hero. He needs your love and support more than ever right now xxx”

The family have since been told Calyn is also suffering from pneumococcal. He has infections on his throat, lungs and neck.

They ask if anyone would like to send him a get well card to put a smile on our little hero’s face the address is below.

Calyn Hoad
Level 3 room 18
Logan Children’s Hospital
Po box 6031
Yatala Qld 4207

We wish Calyn loads of healing vibes and hope he makes a full recovery asap!

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  • I hope the little hero will be ok. My thoughts are with the family xo


  • Calyn is a little fighter and I hope he makes a full recovery. Come on Calyn, I have faith you will win this battle.
    I hope his immune system is able to successfully block any further illnesses he could well be at risk of. It is obviously badly compromised at the moment.


  • He sure doesn’t deserve this on top of all his other problems. Do hope things work out well for him.


  • such a brave young man – wishing you good health very soon.


  • Nooo, this is so unfair. Sending my love and support and good thoughts and strength to Calyn and his family. No-one should have to bear so much. Come on Calyn, you can do it.


  • Sending prayers and wishes to you Calyn. Keep fighting young man. Your family need you. They need their little hero back home. Hugs and kisses to you and your loving family


  • Calyn you are a hero. I hope you can fight through this


  • Hi Calyn, you’re a true hero indeed !! Praying you’ll get better soon !


  • Such a brave act that put him in this position.


  • Sending you and your family positive vibes and prayers Calyn.


  • Oh! I wish he will recover soon! Get well, Calyn!!


  • Sending positive thoughts your way little Calyn. Off to the shop now to buy you a card. Really hoping you pull through little man


  • Just so sad – He played the heroic big brother, and good on him, and now he is suffering like this. Breaks my heart. Wishing him a speedy recovery, and a miracle to happen too, because they do.


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