Hey everyone, my name is Emily and I'm here to give you some information on why I'm asking for your help because I'm doing all I can for Katie back here in her hometown while she is in the hospital with her son she delivered at only 25 weeks. Katie's water broke and they done everything they could to keep him safe and inside until he couldn't stand it any longer. Today at 8:25 in the morning by emergency c-section, Brayden Kent was born only weighing 1 pound and 12.2 ounces and 13 inches long. He has a VERY long and hard road ahead of him along with Katie, herself, as she has her almost 2 year old, Jaxson as well. When Brayden was born, he was unable to breath on his own nor open his eyes. He has infection and bacteria in his blood stream and they are currently testing him for meningitis. During delivery, complication occurred which left him with a severely bruised body. His left lung is hanging by a thread and currently threatening to collapse and he has a tube draining extra air under his lungs. Let's not forget to mention that the Dad, and husband, Leighton is away at his military training and it's not possible to afford a plane ticket at the moment due to the cost. Not only is Leighton away right now but he also deploys again in two months after this training and will be gone for 7-8 months which leaves Katie alone again. She has to have additional incisions due to complications and obviously isn't able to do much just yet after all her body has been through in such a short time. There is a "nicu house" that Katie can stay in but it's around $35 a night and can you imagine her having to leave this baby in the state he is in? If you can help, please do. A dime, a dollar or two, it all adds up. Thank you all so much!