Baby Chet's Medical Bills

$27,580 of $40k goal

Raised by 357 people in 26 months
Samantha Blymyer   PARKER, CO
Chet Oliver Smith was born on Tuesday, May 27th by the loving parents of Samantha Smith and Kyle Smith. With no prior indication, Chet was born with Anophthalmia, which is a medical term for the absence of one or both eyes, (in Chet's case both). Anophthalmia is an extremely rare disease that is estimated to affect 1 in 250,000 individuals. Chet was also born with a blocked nasal passageway that has been fixed with surgery. He has been held in NICU at the Rocky Mountain Children's Hospital for over 3 weeks and has undergone surgery 3 times. Fortunately to the friends and family of Samantha and Kyle, we are certain that Chet was born to the most loving and supporting parents, and because of that, we are here to help and support them in any way we can. Please send your donations, big or small, to help with the expense of medical bills for baby Chet's long stay in NICU.
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Update 2
25 months ago
It saddens me so much to say, on the morning of Tuesday, July 29th, baby Chet passed away. We ask that you keep Sam and Kyle in your thoughts and prayers and send all your love their way. Chet is, and will always be a huge part of their lives. In only two months, he had more love and support from our community than we could ever imagine, not to mention two of the most loving parents he could ever ask for.

Both the money we have raised and the money we will continue to raise has/will still be going towards baby Chet's medical bills. We truly thank each and every one of you helping us raise an unbelievable amount over the past months.
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Update 1
26 months ago
In case any of you missed it, baby Chet had his first TV debut last night on Fox 31 news and Channel 2 news. "At just shy of one-month-old, baby Chet is cornering the market on cuteness." During the news story, Kyle says they have wanted kids since they've been together and Chet is their miracle. "It's the best thing that's ever happened to us.", Sam says, "It is definitely a hard road. Something pretty unexpected. I thought they would just put him on my chest and we would go home the next day." Doctors say Chet will eventually need more surgery to ensure his quality of life, including prosthetics for his eyes. Kyle ended the news story by adding, "We just want him to lead as normal of a life as possible."

I know that I do not only speak for Sam and Kyle, but all of their friends and family when I say that we are so thankful for all of your generous donations. It's amazing watching a community come together to support one another. Chet is definitely a fighter! Let's keep our fingers crossed that Sam and Kyle can bring home their baby soon!
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Missing Bob
18 months ago

I am deeply saddened to read of baby Chet's passing. I remember hearing his story in the very beginning and I wanted so much to help with a donation, Unfortunately, at that time I was struggling financially as well and was unable to donate. However, I wrote down the information and vowed to donate at a later time when finances allowed it. That was the reason for my visit today. To keep my promise to baby Chet and let him and his family know that he was not forgotten. My hearts breaks for the family. It obvious to see that he touched so many lives in his short time. What a blessed little soul.

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Sarah Reed
25 months ago

I am so sorry for you loss. such a beautiful and wonderful family.

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Samantha Smith
25 months ago

Thank you so much everyone for all the love and support. This is all beyond amazing and we are truly humbled by everything we have received- both monetary donations and pure love. It is wonderful to know how accepted Chet is and how much love he has surrounding him. He is a lucky boy but we are very lucky parents to have received such a gift.

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Joe N Amorosa
26 months ago

So amazed at all the love and continued support for Baby Chet! Kyle and Sam are so gracious and very thank full for all the donations! Baby Chet recently had another operation and hoping this will be the last thing he needs to go home!! Love you Baby Chet ❤️❤️

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Jenn Vincenzetti
26 months ago

I love that you guys have shared your story with us I understand all of your feelings kinda my son is hearing impaired he has to have hearing aids to hear the world I know it's not the same, I would love to give you money to help out with the cost of the medical bills but I can't but I can help you with schooling down the road I know you still have a long time to go but they will help you 24-7

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Julia Torres
26 months ago

I wanted to know if it would be ok with the mother and father to start a different donation site that I'm enrolled in to gather money for the baby if the mom or dad reads this please message me on facebook Julia Torres and let me knw I will do everything possible to help I have kids of my own n this really touched me thanks and prayers go out for the family god bless

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Marion Masek
26 months ago

I just want to let u know u r not alone my son makkyle was born 3 years ago and has bilateral anothphalmia as well with the sox 2 gene mutation. Please contact me I know a few sight on facebook good for u and things to look for as well

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Arianna Ornelas
26 months ago

Thank You all for the support you have given my sister. It brought tears to my eyes knowing how many people that do not know the family have made donations. You are all a blessing but lil baby Chet has you all beat by a long shot ;) Its going to be amazing to watch him grow into a man and thanks to everyone of you he will have all the help he needs. Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You -Brock Johnson PROUD UNCLE!!!!

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Joe N Amorosa
26 months ago

The amount of love Baby Chet is receiving is beautiful and amazing and heart warming!!! Thank you so much for your time, prayers and generous donations!! All proceeds here are going directly to Chet, and Mom Sam and Dad Kyle. ❤️❤️

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Uv Noida
26 months ago

Chet's story moved me the moment my little sister, Sam, called me about him. I immediately thought something needs to be done for this family. To see Sam get it done, and to see everyone's generosity and support has been so amazing. Hugs and prayers to the Smith Family. What wonderful and inspiring parents you already are!

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Juanena Bradshaw
26 months ago

Patrick Henry Hughes also was born without eyes as your son was... keep faith in god he will see you and your son through many things

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Juanena Bradshaw
26 months ago

God has a special plan for you just as he did for this young http://www.patrickhenryhughes.com/

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Beth Vokoun
26 months ago

We are so amazed and grateful for the response and love for Baby Chet Oliver. He has been chosen by God to be a special child in our world.

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Marti Crittenden-Philpot
26 months ago

I used to work with Kyle and he's a great guy. It was my honor to donate to his beautiful son and hope to meet the little guy in person some day!

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Judy White Bonifacic
26 months ago

Sam works with my daughter and a lot of wonderful people! Seeing these donations pouring in for this beautiful little baby boy and his parents, gives me hope for mankind! This beautiful family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Susie Carter
26 months ago

Kyle and Sam are my son and daughter-in-law and Baby Chet is my grandson. I am so grateful from the girls at The Egg and I who have started this campaign for them! I am eternally indebted to all of you for loving and supporting them and taking them under your wing. Living in California this is very hard to not be there on a daily basis. I am so appreciative and grateful for the generosity of so many, amazing people! This is certainly a life-altering event, but it will be a little easier now to put our focus on getting Baby Chet home!

+ Read More
Joe N Amorosa
26 months ago

Thank you everyone for donating, and most of all thank you for showing so much love and hope for this amazing little family!! There really are good people out there who go out of their way to help others in need!! Team Smith!

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Sue Turco
26 months ago

What a beautiful family and beautiful little boy. I am so grateful for everyone's generosity!

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Amy Thompson
26 months ago

I can't believe how generous everybody has been. This family deserves all that we can give. Thank you!!!!

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Sarah McMillan
26 months ago

It makes my heart sing to see this much love and support.

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$27,580 of $40k goal

Raised by 357 people in 26 months
Created June 21, 2014
Samantha Blymyer     Medical   PARKER, CO
DP
$100
David and Christine Pizio
24 months ago

We are deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. God Bless. The Pizio Family and McGrew Family.

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CS
$100
Cody and Cathy Schnakenburg
25 months ago
WO
$100
Wally Olsan
25 months ago
MS
$30
Melissa Steely
25 months ago

Prayers for you both Sam and Kyle.

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SB
$100
Shelli Blymyer
25 months ago

My heart breaks for this couple and their dear friends that wanted to give so much love to this little boy. May your hearts heal, and your memories of him always bring a smile.

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MM
$30
Melissa Madril
25 months ago
$25
Anonymous
25 months ago
EM
$60
Eric and Francie van Maarth
25 months ago

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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XP
$1,000
xoxo Levy Wheeler Waters, PC
25 months ago

Sending thoughts of peace and love to all of you.

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NG
$100
Nuno Guerreiro
25 months ago
Missing Bob
18 months ago

I am deeply saddened to read of baby Chet's passing. I remember hearing his story in the very beginning and I wanted so much to help with a donation, Unfortunately, at that time I was struggling financially as well and was unable to donate. However, I wrote down the information and vowed to donate at a later time when finances allowed it. That was the reason for my visit today. To keep my promise to baby Chet and let him and his family know that he was not forgotten. My hearts breaks for the family. It obvious to see that he touched so many lives in his short time. What a blessed little soul.

+ Read More
Sarah Reed
25 months ago

I am so sorry for you loss. such a beautiful and wonderful family.

+ Read More
Samantha Smith
25 months ago

Thank you so much everyone for all the love and support. This is all beyond amazing and we are truly humbled by everything we have received- both monetary donations and pure love. It is wonderful to know how accepted Chet is and how much love he has surrounding him. He is a lucky boy but we are very lucky parents to have received such a gift.

+ Read More
Joe N Amorosa
26 months ago

So amazed at all the love and continued support for Baby Chet! Kyle and Sam are so gracious and very thank full for all the donations! Baby Chet recently had another operation and hoping this will be the last thing he needs to go home!! Love you Baby Chet ❤️❤️

+ Read More
Jenn Vincenzetti
26 months ago

I love that you guys have shared your story with us I understand all of your feelings kinda my son is hearing impaired he has to have hearing aids to hear the world I know it's not the same, I would love to give you money to help out with the cost of the medical bills but I can't but I can help you with schooling down the road I know you still have a long time to go but they will help you 24-7

+ Read More
Julia Torres
26 months ago

I wanted to know if it would be ok with the mother and father to start a different donation site that I'm enrolled in to gather money for the baby if the mom or dad reads this please message me on facebook Julia Torres and let me knw I will do everything possible to help I have kids of my own n this really touched me thanks and prayers go out for the family god bless

+ Read More
Marion Masek
26 months ago

I just want to let u know u r not alone my son makkyle was born 3 years ago and has bilateral anothphalmia as well with the sox 2 gene mutation. Please contact me I know a few sight on facebook good for u and things to look for as well

+ Read More
Arianna Ornelas
26 months ago

Thank You all for the support you have given my sister. It brought tears to my eyes knowing how many people that do not know the family have made donations. You are all a blessing but lil baby Chet has you all beat by a long shot ;) Its going to be amazing to watch him grow into a man and thanks to everyone of you he will have all the help he needs. Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You -Brock Johnson PROUD UNCLE!!!!

+ Read More
Joe N Amorosa
26 months ago

The amount of love Baby Chet is receiving is beautiful and amazing and heart warming!!! Thank you so much for your time, prayers and generous donations!! All proceeds here are going directly to Chet, and Mom Sam and Dad Kyle. ❤️❤️

+ Read More
Uv Noida
26 months ago

Chet's story moved me the moment my little sister, Sam, called me about him. I immediately thought something needs to be done for this family. To see Sam get it done, and to see everyone's generosity and support has been so amazing. Hugs and prayers to the Smith Family. What wonderful and inspiring parents you already are!

+ Read More
Juanena Bradshaw
26 months ago

Patrick Henry Hughes also was born without eyes as your son was... keep faith in god he will see you and your son through many things

+ Read More
Juanena Bradshaw
26 months ago

God has a special plan for you just as he did for this young http://www.patrickhenryhughes.com/

+ Read More
Beth Vokoun
26 months ago

We are so amazed and grateful for the response and love for Baby Chet Oliver. He has been chosen by God to be a special child in our world.

+ Read More
Marti Crittenden-Philpot
26 months ago

I used to work with Kyle and he's a great guy. It was my honor to donate to his beautiful son and hope to meet the little guy in person some day!

+ Read More
Judy White Bonifacic
26 months ago

Sam works with my daughter and a lot of wonderful people! Seeing these donations pouring in for this beautiful little baby boy and his parents, gives me hope for mankind! This beautiful family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.

+ Read More
Susie Carter
26 months ago

Kyle and Sam are my son and daughter-in-law and Baby Chet is my grandson. I am so grateful from the girls at The Egg and I who have started this campaign for them! I am eternally indebted to all of you for loving and supporting them and taking them under your wing. Living in California this is very hard to not be there on a daily basis. I am so appreciative and grateful for the generosity of so many, amazing people! This is certainly a life-altering event, but it will be a little easier now to put our focus on getting Baby Chet home!

+ Read More
Joe N Amorosa
26 months ago

Thank you everyone for donating, and most of all thank you for showing so much love and hope for this amazing little family!! There really are good people out there who go out of their way to help others in need!! Team Smith!

+ Read More
Sue Turco
26 months ago

What a beautiful family and beautiful little boy. I am so grateful for everyone's generosity!

+ Read More
Amy Thompson
26 months ago

I can't believe how generous everybody has been. This family deserves all that we can give. Thank you!!!!

+ Read More
Sarah McMillan
26 months ago

It makes my heart sing to see this much love and support.

+ Read More
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