Nicholas Hawes: Comeback Champion of the Month

Nicholas Hawes: Comeback Champion of the Month

Nicholas Hawes:  Comeback Champion of the Month
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Nicholas Hawes:  Comeback Champion of the Month

Bluegrass Orthopaedics is extremely honored to acknowledge our latest “Comeback Champion” – Nicholas Hawes.  Nicholas is a 6 year old boy who was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called MPS 1 Hurler Syndrome.  Nicholas’ body does not make a specific enzyme to breakdown large sugar molecules which then build up in his organs and bones.  He had a bone marrow transplant when he was just 18 months old and has endured so much over the last 5 years.  One day, while out being a typical rambunctious boy, he fell and caught himself resulting in a broken humerus.  Nicholas came in to see Physician Assistant Cheslee Bloyd, and thankfully has made a great recovery.

Nicholas likes to ride his Power Wheel motorcycle, play with his hot wheels, and play video games with his Dad and Sister.

Nicholas is a true testament of what it means to be a “Champion”!



Cheslee Bloyd PA-C has been with Bluegrass Orthopaedics since 2007. He is a graduate of Marietta College. Cheslee covers a wide range of orthopedic specialties including sports medicine and upper extremity/hand. He is NCCPA certified and state licensed.  Cheslee sees patients at our Sports Medicine & Physical Performance Center off Richmond Road in Lexington.  To schedule an appointment, please call 859-263-5140.