Austin / by Justin Merriman

Austin Rath, 6, of Renfrew is missing 90% of his intestines and is unable to eat or drink things that most children do. He hopes for a transplant one day so that he can be free of his IV which he uses for 17 hours each day. Though it barely interferes as he sits in his bedroom reading the bible to his brother, Chase, 3, on Monday afternoon, May 14, 2012.