Dean is a Miracle

$11,415 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 14 months
Erika Peterson
on behalf of Christina Lacey
 DELAND, FL

16849182_1482106736.6352_funddescriptionDean Logan Lacey came into this world December 13th fighting for his tiny life. As a healthy baby throughout pregnancy, doctors still don't have a clear answer as to why Dean was born with unforeseen complications. He doesn't have a long term condition or a disease with a name, but experienced a complicated medical event. In short, Dean is a miracle. After his delivery in DeLand, Dean had to be airlifted to a NICU in Orlando to be diagnosed and treated appropriately as he was born with difficulty breathing and a swollen abdomen. With this rare event, doctors had to look at all of his body systems and run many tests. At only 24 hours old, he had to have a major abdominal surgery where they found he experienced an intestinal rupture; his intestines were torn and needed repairing. He currently requires many machines to help him regulate his tiny body since he cannot do it himself yet while he heals. He will also require an additional surgery in a few weeks to finish repairing the damaged intestines. While this sounds grave, doctors are very hopeful that Dean will recover fully and have a normally functioning belly soon. He has a long road ahead but is getting stronger every day. 

An event like this not only brings intense grief and stress to a beautiful new family but it also brings extensive medical expenses. Many people have asked how one can help in such a helpless situation; we ask that you consider donating to help decrease the burden on the parents of this amazing little boy.

Dean's parents and extended family cannot thank you enough for your outpour of prayers, positive thoughts and encouraging words throught out this time.
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Deans next surgery is scheduled for this upcoming week. He is still in need of your prayers.
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A fundraiser is being held in DeLand this Saturday for Dean
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God is good! Here is an update from baby Dean's mom as both she and dad get to snuggle their son for the very first time!

We cannot thank you enough for your support, prayers and donations as little by little, Dean overcomes this medical condition. Please keep sharing this sweet boy's story.
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Tammy Lacey Flowers
14 months ago

We can't wait to meet you prayers Tammy and Red

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Daryl Fogarty
14 months ago

Low on funds but plenty of time for prayer

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$11,415 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 14 months
Created December 18, 2016
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$60
Anonymous
13 months ago
$30
Anonymous
13 months ago
RL
$25
Renee LaPlante
13 months ago

Praying for you both & Dean! ❤️

JM
$50
Juana Mendoza
13 months ago

Prayers sent your way for baby Dean

NG
$200
Nicole Gumble
13 months ago

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! <3 Dean is precious!

Tammy Lacey Flowers
14 months ago

We can't wait to meet you prayers Tammy and Red

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Daryl Fogarty
14 months ago

Low on funds but plenty of time for prayer

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