Aria's Guardian Angels

$9,545 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 108 people in 48 months
Angie Grams
on behalf of Joshua Grams
 SUPERIOR, WI
Baby Aria needs a heart transplant and her mommy and daddy could use some help!  Please make a donation to help with their added expenses. And Pray that she will continue on a path towards a healthy heart  Thanks!
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(Pic above 6-26-15)
Our little Aria Rose just celebrated her first birthday.  While this is usually a joyous time filled with many happy memories, our family has been heartbroken and in constant prayer.
  Aria had an "episode" and stopped breathing.  She was brought by ambulance to Essentia health in Duluth where she underwent testing to determine the cause.  It was found that her Heart and Liver were enlarged.  Her "episodes"  were more like mini heart attacks.
  Aria was airlifted to Childrens Hospital in Minneapolis, MN to endure further testing.  She has suffered heart attacks, a stroke caused by a bloodclot from her heart, blood transfusions, a lung infection, and a collapsed lung, cardiac arrest, cpr for over an hour, ecmo cannulas in her neck and surgery to her chest, pacemaker, heart cath etc.
  This past weekend on June 7th we almost lost our precious girl again when she went into heart failure.  The Dr's performed CPR for over an hour and Aria was placed on ecmo to bypass her heart and lungs while they tried to figure out the next step.  The most recent diagnosis is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  The ecmo machine malfunctioned and caused even greater damage to the heart.  Her doctors felt she needed even more care than they could give and June 1oth she was airlifted again to Mayo in Rochester, MN. 
  After arriving in Rochester she was awake and happy and the doctors told her mom that she could possibly come off of the ecmo machine the following day. However tragedy struck again when she was being turned. The ecmo machine was not in properly and the tube was ripped out of a major artery. She was rushed into emergency surgery. At this time she is still on an ecmo machine directly to her heart as well as a pace maker. 
  Aria is currently on the waiting list nation wide for a new heart.  She will be in the Mayo hospital until that miricle heart comes for her, and for several months afterward.  Aria will also have many doctors visits and expensive medications for the remainder of her life.
  Aria's dad was laid of in 2014 and struggled on unemployment, only recently getting back to work. Without being able to "catch up" from this, they are now facing even more costs as the trip to the hosptial is 226 miles and with all the unexpected emrgancies, he has been missing many days at work.  The trips to Mayo will continue for several upcoming months as Aria fight continues.
  Aria's dad did not want his family to put this on go fund me, because he said it is not about the money, it is about Aria. However our family knows they are in need of some extra funding to make the frequent trips between work, home with Aria's two big brothers and the hospital Aria is now at. Aria is a strong little girl, regardless of everything her little body has been through, her will and desire to live has overcome the impossible. We hope and pray for more miracles! She is not giving up, and neither is anyone else!
  Aria has an amazing mom who has been with her every step and dad who has made many sacrifices to be with his baby girl every possible moment.  Please continue to pray along with any donations you are able to give.  We appreciate prayers at this point,  because that’s what she needs the most!!   Please help us meet our goal and help our family in a time of great need. 
       Thanks and GOD BLESS
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Sorry for no recent updates, Princess Aria Rose has been outpatient at the RHM in Rochester Mn for 3 weeks! She will finally be coming home now, Monday The 21st after nearly 7 months of hospitalization! Her gift of life transplant has been very successful and with lots of therapy She will regain strength and hopefully continue on a normal life path from here on out! Thank you all so much from The forever grateful Grams Family!!!
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A lot has happened over the last month. Aria and her family have struggled to heal and get used to a new way of life. They still have a very long way to go!

PRINCESS ARIA UPDATE;
ARIA HAS LEFT THE HOSPITAL AND IS STAYING WITH US AT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE IN ROCHESTER MN!!!! Aria is finally in her parents care, after 5 months of being terminally ill and hospitalized with numerous surgeries and endless scares!!! So many tears of bittersweet happiness were shed today as we prepared for bringing Aria to our "home" away from home. Our family still has to stay in town here until December 13th "daddy's birthday" just to make sure her precious new heart is working PERFECTLY with all of her 15 daily medications . We all celebrated tonight with so many of Aria's heroes! They threw us a farewell party and showered our sweet Angel with more love & gifts! The CICU staff of St Mary's Rochester really are the BEST in the world!!! Our daughter would not be here tonight fast asleep in her crib if it weren't for them. Thank you all so very much our beloved Mayo family!!!!

Please share this story and thanks to all who have continued to follow her journey.
This family still needs lots of renovations before she can come HOME in December. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers!
Thanks and God Bless!!
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Ok everyone, I have been slacking on the updates so here it is... Aria got a new heart!! But the battle is still raging... she had a major allergic reaction to meds, is facing withdrawal from the heavy narcotics she has been on, and has a very long recovery period ahead. Arias dad is still out of work and is trying to prepare for her to finally come home.
There is a TON of work to do! There home is in need of major renovations to rid of a mold problem, carpet and furniture needs to be replaced and an addition needs to be added for extra space for Aria. The family could even be facing relocation to a new home. Aria is finally beginning to climb the upside of the hill, but its a steep hill.
Please continue to pray for this family and support their fight any way you can! Thanks and God Bless
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Miss Aria and her family are once again in the spotlight. Check out this link to see the latest Newscast:

http://www.kaaltv.com/article/stories/s3901886.shtml

Recently our little Heart Warrior Princess was battling an infection that caused a lot of extra worry for her family and caregivers. She seems to be doing better but what she needs most is a new heart. Please continue your prayers for this miracle to arrive! Thanks and God Bless
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Brianna Lanthier
42 months ago

I'm happy for u aria keep healthy

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Alicia Henson
46 months ago

I am so glad you are being helped. Love my family

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Created June 10, 2015
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Continued prayer little angel

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I'm happy for u aria keep healthy

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I am so glad you are being helped. Love my family

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