Jr is doing great and will probably be able to get the breathing tube removed within a few hours. Please keep sharing Jr's gofundme page we will need a lot of help we will still be here for 3 more months at the Ronald McDonald house with hospital supervision. We will also need help getting back home after no signs of rejection within those 3 months.
Jr is now in surgery to have a heart transplant its going to be a long day it can take 8 to 14 hours to complete the surgery pray all goes well
Jr is getting a brand new heart to day please pray and share Jr's page to bring in some money to help get us back home
Please stop by and support jr
benefit for jr july 10th
Jr wants to go fishing soooo bad hopefully his heart comes soon
jr caught a cat fish before he got sick
I would like to thank Gerald coward for donating the hot dog cart and grill and may god bless every one that came out to show support for jr and my family I would also like to thank god for blessing,my family
Tomorrow starting at 9 am here in aurora Colorado COME OUT GET YOUR CAR WASHED AND GRAB A HOT DOG AND COKE this is a benefit for jr the location is right on the corner of South chambers road and mexico you cant miss it
Please pray for jr hes gonna go in to surgery tomorrow to clean his chest tubes to make sure he doesn't have a infection please pray for a heart the doctors said if we can get a heart that it would solve the problems Jr's having
If it's not one thing it's an other Jr is sick and they are gonna try and treat him with antibiotics and if he don't get better there's chance he can be taken Off the waiting list till he gets better so say a prayer for him
A heart for hulk at Facebook
Jr has a story on him for his birthday on 9 news in denver Colorado. We also have a page that every one can like on Facebook to see updates on jr and also to see his video from the news.
Jr's birthday is coming up it already sucks because he's in a hospital We still need help to bring in money Most people don't know how expensive it is not to be home in another State only people that are in our shoes know how stressful it is for one to see your child in a hospital attached to a machine to keep him alive .every day we wait it takes a toll on our family Jr's Dad is trying to work every job he gets fall's threw its either to far takes to much gas or people don't pay him one top of waiting for a call that Jr's hearts here to see him wait day after day getting used to things that any other boy his age would cry and run from he sits in his chair and let's the nurse's take blood with out crying. The bad thing is that if he would get a heart soon we don't even have money to go back to Santa fe nm we also don't have any place to stay we don't have anything we have to get a place to live beds for our kids and all the things to have a house. We need help anything helps money should be the last thing parents of a sick child but we have to we just ask to share our sons page to any one that can help every dollar counts
If any one knows of businesses that donate to people please contact me we aren't getting any money coming in and we're almost out of money message me here of any business that helps people or somethin any thing helps I have been trying to work but haven't found steady work that's close please keep sharing telling any one that can donate thanks
Everyone including jrs nurses are saying all we need is a heart. He is doing so good and has gotten used to taking all of his meds he needs to take. We are all patiently waiting we just pray that more people know about being donors.
Jr said if he wasn't sick that he would donate his heart to a little kid who needs it
We thank KOB channel 4 news for putting our sons story out thier, we are thankful that so many people we dont even know are willing to help us through our families difficult time.
Jr is doing so great making great progress and hes even acting like his old self, even better. We are just hoping and praying he gets that one special Christmas presnt, his heart. ðŸ™ðŸ’–
We are so greatful ppl are willing to help us through this hard time God bless you all â—â•â—â•â—ðŸ’š
Anyone facing a transplant should consider fundraising as a way to prepare for uninsured medically related expenses. Average first year cost for transplant are more than $650,000
We are so confused at what to do we love living in santa fe but will have to move here to Denver and we really have no way of doing it without everyones help we hope that you guys can share and and even tell people not on Facebook we need all the help we can get thank you all so much for helping us in our time of need
Jr has been smiling so happy hes gettin better
Almost thanksgiving and were so thankful jr is getting better
Jrs teacher sent him a video of all his friend from school ( his whole class) and he loved it so much he can't wait to go bak to school
5 am and jr is eating ice cream some ones feeling better
Jrs being his old stubborn self lol
Jr is sitting in a chair today everything is really getting better we're hoping for a heart soon though
Pictures of our jr. and one with his little sister
Our 'Hulk' is doing so good today the Berlin Heart is really making him a lot better please continue to pray and share!
So updated the story and hoping it gets a lot of shares for our strong boy!
Jr just got out of surgery and the doctors said he's doing so good. He's a fighter and hope we get a heart soon!
Today is jrs artificial heart surgery and were hoping and praying everything goes well =)
Fun fact of the day: jr is sedated and is still fighting the nurses when they do anything to him we now how how strong out lil hulk is =)
Thank you everyone who donated and will still donate. We appreciate it!
Our strong Hulk, Joshua AKA JR, 4 yrs old, is in need of a heart transplant. Our life was very normal, jr went to pre-k loved playing with his little sister and even played T-Ball in the summer. Jr had gotten a cold on October 15th 2013 and we didn't really think anything of it because he never complained of pain or feeling sick. He came home one day after school and was fine than started vomiting out of no where. The days after that jr complained that he he didn't want to walk and always wanted to take breaks and also still vomiting every night. We took him to the ER a couple times and on the third time they did more tests on him, like blood and x-ray tests. First they took an x-Ray of his stomach and didn't see anything but luckily they took the picture a little high and got a glimpse of his lungs. They took a second X-Ray of his chest this time and found he had fluid in his right lung and an enlarged heart. The doctors at Cristus St. Vincent's knew they couldn't care for him so they airlifted him to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque New Mexico to further evaluate him. They did several tests on him and said that he had viral myocarditis. After a week he was looking better and we thought the worst had past. His exterior appearance was improving, including his appetite and energy, but his vitals and heart continued to deteriorate. They conducted an MRI of his chest on Nov 11th 2013, and discovered that he had Dilated Cardiomyopathy, which they thought was genetic and not viral. This meant it was going on for months not just the three weeks we had noticed. They wanted to transfer him to a children's hospital in Aurora Colorado that specializes in pediatric cardiac surgery. When we got here everything went from bad to worse as his heart reached over 200 BPM, he lost consciousness and his heart was unable to work so hard on it's own. He had to be placed on a machine to pump his heart for him called ECMO, as he was no longer able to do it himself. He now must wait for a heart transplant while on an artificial heart called A Berlin Heart to work the left side of the heart. He will be in the hospital for the foreseeable future. We have no choice but to temporarily move from New Mexico to Colorado, away from all our family and friends. We have a car payment and must have cell phones on at all times so they can call us when we get a donor. We have no money, or stable living arrangements we plan to move back to New Mexico and have to try and get everything we had including a house again with trying to take care of all Jr's medical expenses. We are still here after 6 months and have found no jobs. We dont know what is going to happen after transplant he might be only needing one transplant but then he could go into rejection and start this processes all over again .After almost 7 months to the day jr finally got his heart transplant on june 19th 2014 now we start planning on going home we need alot of help to pay deposits for a house and we all need beds and everything that goes into making a home and its not cheap. We still have to be here in Aurora Colorado for an other 3 months and we wanna take jr places to have fun since he missed out on 7 months of his life and as a parents we wanna have fun with him take him EVERY WHERE so please help us so we don't have to worry about money .anything is appreciated thank you and god bless