Help Heal Enoch Walters' Heart

We learned this last summer that the little boy we're expecting in January has Hypoplastic Right Ventricle, Pulminary Atresia. That means the right ventricle of his heart isn't forming the way it needs to because the pulminary artery coming from the heart is too small or non-existent. Sometimes it's called being born with half a heart. His particular heart defect is one of the most rare ones. About one in every 144,000 live births has his particular defect. In Utah, that means there's one about every three years.

He'll need to have a first surgery in his first two weeks, a second around six months, and a third between two to four years. When all the surgeries are done, all of the blood returning from his body and his head will bypass his heart and go directly to the lungs. The expected survival rate for those who get those surgeries is in the high nineties. We're exceptionally fortunate that we live in an area that has easy access to one of the best children's hospitals and pediatric cardiology units in the country. 

But as you can imagine, the cost is pretty astronomical.  We're fortunate that we have good insurance, but even so we know that we're going to hit our max out-of-pocket limit every year for the next several years. 

In addition, Kate would like to take six weeks of unpaid leave from her job so she can be with Enoch.  The only way we can afford to do that is with help.

We're asking for help with our first year expenses.  Our goal breaks down like this:

$6,000 - 6 weeks unpaid leave for Kate
$8,000 - Max out-of-pocket medical expenses
$1,200 - GoFundMe fees

If you'd prefer to help us out with the normal baby stuff, we'd love to have that help as well.  You can find our Amazon baby registry here:

https://www.amazon.com/baby-reg/kate-walters-isaac-walters-january-2018-lehi/GKOBHBNF7C6W

and our Target baby registry here:

https://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=540d27d0a6424368aa03968c481674e3&type=BABY#1

Thanks for your help.  It makes an incredibly difficult situation much more bearable.

Kate and Isaac Walters
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Derek Jacobs 
    • $5 
    • 46 mos
  • Katie Porter 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
  • Shaura Meservy 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
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Isaac Walters 
Organizer
Lehi, UT
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