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Donor Spotlight: Research Support Fund Renamed to Honor Grandson

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Steve Yoder’s grandson, Henry “Hank” Hollis, was born three weeks early in February 2017. A few weeks after he was taken home from the hospital, Hank wouldn’t wake up. His head had begun to swell, and it was obvious that something serious was happening, says Yoder, associate provost at UAB, an assistant professor at UAB’s Collat School of Business, and a member of the boards of directors for both the Callahan Eye Hospital Health Care Authority and the EyeSight Foundation of Alabama.

It took some time to diagnose Hank, but doctors at Children’s of Alabama eventually discovered the problem. Hank had toxoplasmosis, a rare parasitic infection that can be transmitted to the child during pregnancy. Toxoplasmosis also can affect vision.

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