Geneva Youngster Lillie Austin Defies the Odds


(Finger Lakes Times) – The prognosis wasn’t good for Lillie Austin. After suffering a traumatic brain injury at a daycare center when she was 9 months old, doctors at Golisano Children’s Hospital prepared parents Katie and Dick Austin for the worst.

They suggested that because of her significant brain injuries, she might never be able to walk, speak or function like a typical child.

“It looked pretty grim at first, and we didn’t get a lot of good news,” said mom Katie.

Little did they know just how far their daughter, now 9 and a third-grader at North Street School, would come. CONTINUE