Sydney's 5th Open Heart Surgery

$5,760 of $5,250 goal

Raised by 117 people in 34 months
Heather Malcolm  LEEDS, AL

A very close and dear friend of mine Heather, Is a single mom living and working In Texas. She has a very adorable little girl, Sydney who has just had her third birthday.

Sydney was born with "Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome" http://women.texaschildrens.org/Our-Services/Fetal-Center/Hypoplastic-Left-Heart-Syndrome/?gclid=CMTewdW-87oCFepaMgodQRwAIw

Her first Open Heart surgery was the "Norwood Procedure" http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwood_procedure

Her Second surgery was an emergency Bi-directional Glenn with Tricuspid Valvuloplasty" which failed. She then had a third and forth surgery to attempt successful revision of the Glenn and Valvuloplasty. Fortunately they were very successful. http://m.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-glenn-shunt.htm

Now it is time for the fifth and, hopefully, final Open Heart Surgery for Sydney: the "Fontan" palliation. http://pediatricct.surgery.ucsf.edu/conditions--procedures/fontan-operation.aspx
It is scheduled to take place in less than two months. Heather has been preparing for this for three years, purchasing extra insurance that would pay for all of her basic living expenses wile she is with Sydney in the hospital. Unfortunately, she has recently found out that the insurance that she was told would cover her expenses will not-because Sydney's condition is Pre-existing.

Heather will be away from her job, and home without income with Sydney for what could be at least 4 to 6 weeks. Heather needs everyone's support in order to pay her expenses: rent, insurance, utilities, food and hotel costs, while she is away from her job caring for Sydney.
I am asking everyone to please help me raise the funds that it will take to support a good friend in need. All donations are appreciated - large or small.

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Update 24
30 months ago

Sydney and Heather are doing wonderful. Thanks to all your support.
I want to thank everyone personally for helping my very dear friend and her darling little girl Sydney out during there hospital stay.
Sydney was released one week after surgery and was able to go home a week later.
She is doing remarkably well.
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Update 23
31 months ago

Heather and Sydney are finally home.
I want to personally thank everyone for there support and prayers. We couldn't have done it without all of you.
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Update 22
31 months ago

Heather received the best Valetines gift of all time. Sydney's discharge papers. Yep, Open Heart Surgery on Thursday, discharged the following Friday.
Just a few more days in Houston for clinicall follow up and they will be back on the road for home.
Thank you everyone for your support and continued prayes.

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Update 21
32 months ago

Surgery has been a big success so far! We have a very long way to go but she's kicking tail up here!
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Frank Allen
33 months ago

Merry Christmas everyone and thank you so much.

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$5,760 of $5,250 goal

Raised by 117 people in 34 months
Created December 9, 2013
Heather Malcolm  
LR
$50
Lina Reichenberger
17 months ago
EV
$100
Emily Vidlak
17 months ago

You are one of my favorite kindred spirits, met you in another life so happy to see you in this one and want to see you and your girl happy and healthy. I will always want nothing but the best for you

CK
$20
Carla Kratz
32 months ago

Prayers for Sydney and family.

SI
$60
Stephanie Irizarry
32 months ago

From the Jamberry fundraiser!

MM
$25
Manell Martin
32 months ago

God bless you and your sweet baby girl.

$25
Anonymous
32 months ago
$20
Anonymous
32 months ago
$100
Anonymous
32 months ago
$600
Marlena Ellender
32 months ago

Heather~ You are Sydney's FIERCEST advocate. I am always in awe of how you manage to pull yourself together in tough times to fight for her. A large portion of this money came from a fellow Army wife who donated it so that I could fulfill my own dream of going to volunteer abroad. Now I am passing it on to you with the very same spirit of love and support that she showed when she shared it with me. I love ya, woman!

JH
$100
John Hausman
32 months ago
Frank Allen
33 months ago

Merry Christmas everyone and thank you so much.

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