While playing outside at a neighborhood gathering, Sonny was accidentally shot in the eye by a pellet gun. The pellet caused trauma to the outer membranes of Sonny’s eye, leaving him with pain and loss of vision. Sonny and his father, Mike, were referred to the Institute by the Pediatric Ophthalmologist at the Vison Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Mike and Sonny faced the unimaginable, as they made the difficult decision to move forward with surgery, and removal of Sonny’s eye.