Dae’Shun Jamison, age 10, of Shelby has spent the last six months between Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and Mary Free Bed in Grand Rapids due to one of the most severe cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) ever documented in recent times. MIS-C caused Dae’Shun’s organs and tissues to become so severely inflamed that doctors were forced to amputate portions of his arms and legs earlier this year.
He has had a number of surgeries to help since then and continues to work on improving his mobility with prosthetics and muscle building and strengthening. He has remained upbeat through it all, and is known for his signature megawatt smile.
His mother, Brittney Autman and family friend, Sidney Ibarra, are organizing a community event to welcome Dae’Shun home. They are hoping that many will turn out and line the streets leading to his home, holding signs, cheering and clapping to show him how much he is cared about and supported by his family, friends and neighbors.
It is anticipated that he will be home Wednesday, May 26 at 3:30 p.m., and those that would like to attend are asked to line the corner of Fifth and Elm Streets in Shelby just before then, so that he will be greeted warmly upon arrival.
Those with Dae’Shun Strong shirts, that were sold as a fundraising effort to help with expenses during his medical stay, are asked to wear them to the welcome home celebration.