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#WonderfulWally

$21,625 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 295 people in 17 months
As by request, we are relaunching the #WonderfulWally gofundme campaign because of Wally’s critical status. We’re asking for support for Kelsey and AJ during this terrifying time. Please read on to learn about Wally and what you can do to help!

Walter J. Bastian, was diagnosed with Barth Syndrome in February of 2018. Barth Syndrome is a rare disorder only affecting around 200 people in the world (Click on the link to learn more). Since February, Wally has been to dozens of doctors appointments all over Illinois. He has been in and out of the hospital for various illnesses.

On January 7th, Walter was transported to OSF Hospital via Ambulance, because he had stopped breathing. He then was admitted to OSF Children’s Hospital in the Pediatric ICU. Unfortunately Wally went into septic shock causing his organs to go into failure. He was intubated, using a ventilator, and receiving a multitude of medications within a few hours. Doctors believe that this was all caused by a small virus, and unfortunately because of Barth’s, his little body was not able to fight off said virus. Wally was transported via OSF life flight to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as of today, January 16th.

Now, we’re asking for not only your prayers and support, but also to help  Kelsey and AJ (Wally’s parents)  financially during this very scary time. Wally is stable, but we do not know how long he will be in the hospital. Also, because Barth’s has affected his heart so much, there may be a possibility of a heart transplant. This gofundme will go directly to Wally’s parents to help pay for medical bills, utility and car, and also traveling.  

We are so thankful for all of the support we have received, and are blessed to have such a caring community. Please help us spread the word about Wally for prayer and also for this gofundme. Please consider donating, not only for Wally, but for Kelsey and AJ’s peace of mind. No parent should have to watch their child suffer, and Kelsey and AJ have been very brave so far. Please help them take a little stress off of their lives so they can save all of their energy for Wally.



Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

If you would like to donate privately, you can contact Shananne Buehler, Kelsey’s mom through email here. Thank you for all of support! #WonderfullWally #LetsKickBarthsButt #KeepFighting #WallysWarriors
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It has officially been one month since Walters family started #wonderfulwally’s GoFundMe. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated, and for all of the thoughts and prayers. We’re so thankful for all of you! Let’s continue the hard work to help Walter and his family reach their goal! #wonderfulwally #thankful #blessed #barthsyndrome #wecandothis
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Thank you so much for all of the donations. All of Walters friends and family are soooo thankful for your kindness and generosity. Please share this post so we can get closer to meeting our goal! #wonderfulwally #barthsyndrome #thankful #closer #letsdothis
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Thank you thank you to everyone who has so generously donated!! We appreciate everyone of you! Wally goes into tomorrow for an upper GI series and an echo! Please pray everything is ok for surgery on Wednesday!
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Thank you to everyone for the donations! Can’t believe we have raised $1000 in 5 hours! Thank you for your support! ❤️
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$21,625 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 295 people in 17 months
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