Baby Survives Shaken Baby Syndrome, Family Becoming Advocates


by Michele McCormack

WAUKESHA---When little Abe Sloan gets older, his parents will have quite the story to tell; how he survived shaken baby syndrome.

The newborn has undergone surgery for bleeding in his brain. Police say his caretaker, his great aunt, confessed to shaking him on two separate occasion. She is facing prosecution.

While doctors are optimistic, the long term impact on Abe's sight and learning abilities remains to be seen.

In the meantime the family is deciding to become advocates to raise awareness about shaken baby syndrome.

They've organizing an all day bowling event April 27th at Sunset Bowl in Waukesha.

They're also selling t-shirts and wrist bands to offset medical expenses and support the charity Lola's Hope.

As Abe's mom, Gretchen, told CBS 58 News "If we can stop another child from getting hurt then it will all have been worth it."

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