Gengler announced as December Hot Shot

Thursday, December 31, 2020

LE MARS — Bracyn Gengler, son of Jeff and Stephanie Gengler, has been named the Dec. 31, 2020, Hot Shot.

Bracyn is an active 7-year-old that attends the second grade at Gehlen Catholic School.

He has had medical issues since birth, including physical therapy torticollis and a shaping helmet.  At the age of 4 ,he was diagnosed with asthma and at 3, he was diagnosed with Duane’s syndrome. Through all these challenges, Bracyn’s mom said that Floyd Valley has been amazing.

Duane’s Syndrome is a congenital and non-progressive type of eye issue that is characterized by difficulty in rotating one or both eyes outward or inward. Since Duane’s Syndrome is most often caused by the miswiring of nerves, surgery cannot restore the normal eye movement but help in eye position by moving the eye muscles. It is has been estimated that Duane’s Syndrome affects 1 – 1,000 to 1 in 10,000 people worldwide.

Join us in celebrating Bracyn, our December Hot Shot.

The Sioux City Musketeers, in partnership with Floyd Valley Healthcare (FVH) began the Hot Shots program in 2018. This program was created with the goal of honoring FVH pediatric patients who have chronic health issues. We are excited to give children an opportunity to have a fun time with their family, cheer on the team and just enjoy being a kid for a night.

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