RICHMOND, Va. — More than 2,000 Virginia children rely on pediatric medical equipment to survive while receiving medical care from home.
Laura McGrath’s 13-year-old son is one of those children.
“When he was born, he suffered a severe brain injury,” McGrath said. “That brain injury caused him to be very medically complex. He has a feeding tube, he has a breathing tube, called a tracheostomy, and he requires a lot of nursing care, a lot of medical supplies, medical food, and a lot of support.”