Zackary Reyna was 7 years old when he got diagnosed with an inoperable AVM on the Vein of Galen.
It is located in the center of the brain, doctors call it a no mans land as they are not able to operate to fix it. They can only do work around the AVM to prevent it from rupturing.
At age 8 they only gave him a year to live if he did not receive the Gamma Knife radiation treatment that he needed. We sent his film out all over the United States and no one wanted to take his case because of the risk involved. Zackary has undergone many surgeries, two rounds of Gamma Knife radiation treatments, has suffered several strokes and is now also suffering from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Zackary lives day by day, minute by minute as the AVM can rupture. This may be a battle that many give up or have no hope but for Zackary? He is fighting the good fight.
Zackary loves school and gets up every day finding ways to make a difference in someone’s life. He is so grounded in his faith and is boldly lets everyone know that Jesus loves them. Zackary has a motto that he lives by and that is “Be Jesus with skin on.”
He is a living breathing miracle and an example of how God is good. Zackary loves Zebra’s so much because he stands on the promise that by His stripes he is healed. When he is at his weakest point or in so much pain he is quick to remind himself that ‘As long as you keep fighting then you never gave up.’ We are so blessed to have celebrated Zackary’s 13th birthday in June. Be blessed to be a blessing!