Jennifer Aberl gaped in horror at her 8-year-old son when he said he hopes to make it to 100 surgeries.
Shawn Aberl II, a third-grader at New Highland Elementary School, already has experienced more than 60 surgeries.
His parents aren’t sure exactly how many there have been, but the boy counts 65. He thinks 100 is a good number.
Jennifer and her husband, Shawn, both sergeants first class with the U.S. Army Human Resource Command, did not know until their son’s birth that anything was wrong.