Three-year-old overcomes necrotizing fasciitis and leg amputation



Three year old in ICU battling necrotizing fasciitis

One winter night, then 3-year-old Bryson Crenshaw had a persistent fever and suddenly began to complain about leg pain. His parents decided to take him to the IU Health Arnett Hospital emergency department in Lafayette.

An x-ray revealed Bryson had necrotizing fasciitis, a rare infection of the skin and tissue. He was quickly transported to Riley Children’s Health for critical care.

After multiple surgeries, the medical team and Bryson’s parents decided a left leg amputation was necessary to save the child’s life.

Now, Bryson is five years old. He’s shown his parents his strength and resiliency.

This weekend, Bryson will represent Riley by throwing out the first pitch at the Indianapolis Indians game.