by Maureen Moore, Optimist Club of St Clair Shoresbuild a fresh start for Wyatt
In November, 2013, Wyatt Rewoldt suffered “shaken baby syndrome” at the hands of his father’s girlfriend. At just a year old, the devastating abuse left him with hearing, visual, speech, physical, and learning disabilities that will shape his life permanently.
This abuse propelled Wyatt’s mother, Erica Hammel, to advocate for children in a way that her state of Michigan has not seen before. At the same time, Wyatt’s story moved the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores to break all belief barriers of what is possible, and build a safe haven, a home, for this mother and child to provide stability – an environment to heal, and grow . . . .
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