Erwin, TN boy, battling life-threatening illness, gets Christmas wish

ERWIN, TN (WJHL) – A 10-year-old boy Erwin, TN boy who suffers from a life-threatening illness was all smiles Monday thanks to the Kids Wish Network.

Braden Renfro has endured 20 surgeries in his short life. You can imagine his excitement when KWN and Mr. and Mrs. Claus granted his wish for his very own bouncy house.

He was born with Spinal Bifida, a defect that causes the opening of the spinal cord to be incomplete. At 15 days old, doctors found another condition, called hydrocephalus, which required surgery to remove fluid from his brain.

At one years old, Braden underwent surgery to correct the positions of his feet – ultimately putting him in a body cast from the waist down for two years.

The brave kid has already endured several surgeries to correct his legs, but he faces more.

Despite all that he’s been through, Braden was happy to receive his own bouncy house.

KWN was able to provide the bouncy house thanks to generous local and national sponsors. For more information on KWN visit


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