Our Angels

Recently our neighbor's sons were both diagnosed with sever cases of E. Coli. The brothers Nash and Odin are 5 and 2 and are strong spirited and filled with love. The E. Coli infection that they have is know as a shiga toxin producing E. Coli . This toxin has led to a complication know as hemolytic uremic syndrome or HUS for Nash. This is a potential life threatening complication that has led to Nash being transferred from Dominican Hospital to Lucille Packard Children's Hospital. Both brothers have been transferred; Nash to the Pediatric ICU and Odin to the Pediatric floor. The parents are staying with both kids and are unable to work during this horrific experience.
     The treatment for Nash's HUS so far has been a blood transfusion, platelet transfusion and he has undergone his first round of dialysis. He is in constant pain, but is staying strong. It is currently unknown how his body will react to these treatments, however the hope is that the dialysis will not only filter the blood, but it will give his kidneys a chance to rest. Kidney failure is a real concern as Nash fights his way through this sickness. Odin is under close watch by the doctors to monitor whether his infection will develop into HUS as well.  
      The funds raised through this campaign will help the family with monthly house hold bills as well as any other unexpected costs that arise throughout this nightmarish ordeal. 
     We are all optimistic that both Nash and Odin will make a full recovery, Nash already has all the sodas that he is not allowed to drink lined up in his hospital room for when he is better. He is also planning a trip to Arizona with his close friends to visit his amazing auntie Meg, and his recovery party at Zizzo's Coffee shop in Capitola. 
    This is a very sweet family and are going through a very rough time. Anything you can donate will help and be much appreciated. Thank you for reading and keep Nash, Odin, and their parents, Brittany and Joe, in your thoughts and prayers.

Donations

  • Corinne Hyland 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Kaley Wilson 
    • $200 
    • 26 mos
  • Melissa Arnold 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Richard Broberg 
    • $400 
    • 26 mos
  • Jennifer Haas 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Jessica Zappacosta 
Organizer
Santa Cruz, CA
Joseph Lang 
Beneficiary
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more