Local musicians help Texas boy mutilated by mother

Local musicians help Texas boy mutilated by mother (Image 1)

Some Nashville musicians are lending their voices to help a five-year-old boy from Texas.

Holden Gothia was mutilated by his own mother when he was only five weeks old. 

According to investigators, Katherine Nadal cut off her son's private parts and cut into his leg while in a drug induced state.

Nadal claimed the family's small dog was to blame, but a jury disagreed.  She was found guilty and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

The little boy not only survived the incident, but has since thrived.

Holden currently lives with his paternal aunt, Patches Deshazo, her husband and their three sons in Texas. 

In an effort to raise awareness and money for Holden and other children who face unique medical needs, Patches began the Heroes for Holden organization.

Holden's devastating story touched local music producer James Stroud.

“I said, ‘We've got to do something,'” Stroud told Nashville's News 2.

Stroud arranged for the family to fly to Nashville Wednesday to take part in recording a song for Holden. 

The little boy, who loves to play the drums, was surprised with his own set.

Holden even got to play a little bit during recording and will appear in the music video.

“It will certainly restore your faith in mankind to be involved with the people we've had the blessing of being involved with,” said Patches.

“This precious soul, this courageous boy of five years of age, I'm in love with and I'm so inspired by him,” Stroud said. 

Patches, who Holden calls Mom, told Nashville's News 2 he will face reconstructive surgery and a great deal of counseling in the future that will cost approximately $500,000.

A benefit for Holden is set to take place in Pasadena, Texas on June 10.

For more information on how you can help the family, visit HeroesForHolden.org.

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