Olivia Harman's Medical Bills

My niece, Olivia, has had random inexplicable bouts of vomiting her whole life, but we never knew why. Recently following a couple trips to the emergency room with vomiting and horrific abdominal pain, doctors made the decision to transport Olivia by ambulance at 2:30 a.m. to UNC Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill, two and a half hours from home in Wilmington. After lots of scans and tests it was determined that because of a condition that Olivia was born with in a bile duct she had developed a 7x4.5 cm cyst. The cyst has lead to numerous bouts of pancreatitis and had to be removed. Once removed a new bile duct had to be constructed using part of the small intestine and the gall bladder removed. Olivia's doctors have said this is an extremely rare condition. Following surgery Olivia was scheduled not to have any food or water for 3 days. Recovery has been a little slower than expected and we are now on day 4 post surgery with absolutely no food or water. Olivia is being a strong little girl, and friends and family have rallied to help as much as possible, but Melissa has now been out of work going on 2 weeks with still no hospital discharge date set. Derek is juggling work, Olivia's three brothers and traveling back and forth from Wilmington to Chapel Hill to be with Olivia. We do not yet know what the impact of medical expense will be, but the financial and emotional toll are already being felt. Melissa and Derek would never ever ask for help, so I am asking for them. Any financial assistance will go a long long way and help relieve some of the stress involved with what Ms. Olivia is going through.

Donations

  • Ellen Kowara 
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
  • Karin LeMaire 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Eric Short 
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
  • Jacki Garretson 
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
  • Chris & Erin Gross 
    • $400 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Chris Littrell 
Organizer
Hendersonville, NC
Melissa Littrell 
Beneficiary
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