Carter's Army Medical Fund

This is Carter. He was born on Feb. 20, 2014. He has a condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. It means that he only has a left side of his heart. At just one week old, he had his first open heart surgery. That was called the Norwood Procedure. It was only the first stage in a 3 stage process. At 6 months old he had a few episodes of cardiac arrest. That caused him to suffer a massive stroke on the right side of his brain. As a result, there have been many developmental delays. He is in a wheelchair and doesn't even crawl yet. Finally at 8 months old, he had the second surgery too help his heart. We were able to wait until he was 2 and a half years old before going for his Fontan Surgery. That was done on October 5th 2016. Carter came out of the surgery with a lot of breathing difficulty. It took the doctors and nurses nearly 3 weeks to discover that Carter had paralysed diaphragms. On October 24, he went in for emergency surgery to stitch his diaphragms down so his lungs can fully open. His work to breathe was almost immediately better. The heart surgery was a success and now with him breathing better, he is lb the road to recovery. His breathing ended up not fly recovering from the diaphragm survey. It probably will with time, but until that time, Carter now has a teach to help him breathe. Along with his heart defect he has a few hemithorasic vertebrea in his back, a GJ tube to help gain weight, a fused and inverted kidney, a hernia, acid reflux, and a moderate hearing loss in his right ear. As a result of all of this, we go to at least 1 doctor every week. The medical bills are piling up and I am finding it hard to keep up. Each specialist that we follow up with is at least a $40 co pay and all of his perscriptions together cost $170 a month.  Every little bit helps and we appreciate all of your support. Thank you.

Donations

  • Bea Redmond 
    • $40 
    • 41 mos
  • allison gendron 
    • $125 
    • 42 mos
  • Lynn Froemming 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Kayden Osborne  
    • $40 
    • 43 mos
  • Krissy Tuck 
    • $40 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer

Anna Marie Dolan Hubbard 
Organizer
Winter Springs, FL
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