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Baby Kash & Family

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Raised by 476 people in 2 months
Created April 14, 2019
On Saturday morning, Melissa and Joey found their six month old Kash non responsive, seizing and cyanotic. He was rushed to HUMC and intubated. MRI showed multiple strokes and a brain stem herniation. Kash is in critical condition and the family could use all the prayers, love and support you have.
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This is the update I have been fearing... the update you all have been hoping wouldn’t be.

It is with immense sadness that I am sharing the passing on of Kashton Alfred Rodriguez.

Kash’s time on Earth has brought so much happiness, joy and light to his family and everyone who had the honor to be in his presence. As Kash enters the gates of Heaven, Melissa and Joey made the decision to donate his organs. His heart for one example, will be saving the life of another baby.

Kashton was a miracle, and will continue to live on as a miracle.

I ask you to please continue to pray for the Messina and Rodriguez families and to keep sharing this fundraiser.

“Good night, sweet prince: and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” - William Shakespeare 



From Melissa:
6 months. 6 months of unconditional love, kisses, hugs, smiles, snuggles, laughs, cries, and tickles. 6 months of getting to be your mommy. We both fought so hard from the beginning to get to meet each other, and I’m so grateful for that. I’m so grateful that for 6 months i got to wake up every single day to your infectious, gummy little smile. Grateful that my ears were graced with the sound of your adorable little giggles. So grateful that i got to spend every day looking into those big beautiful blue eyes of yours. I’m so grateful that i got to experience 6 months of the most amazing bond between two brothers that I’ve ever seen.

Kash, i love you more than anything in this entire world. My little peanut. My little baby. I’ll never understand why you had to leave so soon. WHY YOU? You were, and always will be SO FREGGIN PERFECT. So beautiful. The best baby ever, literally. How am i supposed to go on without my little bestie by my side? You made this world a better place. You touched hearts you never even met. You lit up our home and our hearts ever since the day we met you. You were, and still are one of a kind.

I love you. I miss you. I need you
Kashton Alfred Rodriguez.

If there was ever a time i prayed that god, and heaven was real... this is it. I pray that you are welcomed with open arms and are living the most blissful life, better than anything you could’ve lived on earth.

Kash was sent to us for a reason. Not only was he OUR little miracle... he ended up being a miracle for 3 other families. He was able to be the miracle that we prayed so hardly for, but couldn’t get. It may have been too late for us.. but knowing that my little boy gave 3 other people the power and ability to continue to LIVE here on this earth gives me chills. Kash’s heart will continue to beat on this planet. His kidneys and liver will also live on and filter other children’s bodies. While we’re here in tears mourning the loss of our boy... another family is celebrating and anxiously awaiting the arrival of his life saving gifts that are currently being flown right to the recipients and will be transplanted tonight on arrival. He is MY HERO. He is a miracle and a life saver and will always be remembered for the most amazing little child he is.❤️❤️

I’m heartbroken. I’m lost. I’m angry and confused. But I’m also grateful, blessed and honored to be the mom of such a superhero..& to have known such a courageous person in such a tiny body. These past 6 months will forever be cherished in my heart.

For those of you who don’t know- kash was found by us, Saturday morning, in the middle of a major Ischemic stroke. We rushed him to the Er & they did all they could. His brain swelled due to the massive infarcts and inevitably herniated his brain stem and cut off all blood flow to his tiny little brain. His little body couldn’t fight hard enough to come back to us... but fought hard and long enough to qualify as an organ donor and give the gift of life. (Less than 1% of ALL the people that die each day in the United States are eligible to be organ donors. So yeah, he’s a miracle.)

For those of you spreading the information that this was caused by vaccines, and that it was my fault this happened because i vaccinated my child- i will tell you it was not. Our sweet kash was born with genetic issues And mutations that we never knew about. He was sick from conception, But that never stopped us from loving him.

He passed surrounded by love and tons of mommy’s kisses. After his organ procurement, they made an exception for me and honored a request that they’ve never done before. They brought him to me and let me fulfill my duties as a mom one last time. They let me wash and bathe him, dress him in his favorite pajamas, hold him, rock him, kiss him and love him one last time. Something i haven’t been able to do for days. I’m so grateful and thankful for that. He looked so at peace, so happy, and so beautiful.❤️

I love you kash. Always and forever. You will always be my little baby. Mommy will always be there for you. I pray that you visit me and show me your presence always. Watch over your big brother. Guide him through this terrible time, and the rest of his life. He loves you and misses you like crazy. ❤️ you are our everything and we cannot wait to see you again. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO Love, mommy ❤️
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From Melissa:
Kash got to meet the Easter bunny today ❤️❤️

Last Saturday was supposed to be like any other year. We were supposed to wake up and the boys were scheduled to meet the bunny and have their pics taken....but instead, that was the morning our lives changed forever.

Thank you to HUMC and the amazing PICU staff for allowing kash to still celebrate his 1st Easter with the bunny and for allowing joey and I to make these last little memories
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From Melissa:
Keeping my update short and simple.
His imaging tests have confirmed he no longer has any blood flow to his brain. Which also means no oxygen to his brain. His EEG shows no brain activity. Essentially .... there’s nothing else they say they can do.
However, I refuse to give up. If his heart goes on it’s own, which they’re saying is a big possibility that may happen, then that was his body saying he was ready. And i will be forever grateful that we had a beautiful 6 months blessed with his love. Until then... we’re leaving it up to god and letting Kash fight until he can’t anymore.

Thank you everyone for your love and support. Please keep Roman in your prayers as well, as his baby brother is his absolute best friend.
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I will be upping the donation goal to $10,000. This will cover medical expenses and help the family with meals, childcare, time missed from work, etc. ❤️
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