I am setting up this page to help assist the Kilpatrick Family in this time of financial need for the family.
Their precious son Jackson is dealing with some health issues, and we would like your support.
Below is Jackson's story:
"Jackson was born prematurely in July 2015 with a surprise diagnosis of spina bifida Myelomeningocele (genetic defect where the spinal column does not close leaving an opening on the back). He spent over a week in Brenner's NICU to repair his spine and close the hole in his skin with plastic surgery. He came home and was doing well until early September when he developed a cold with difficulty breathing. A trip to Brenner's found paralyzed vocal cords and difficulty breathing/swallowing. To prevent aspiration of his food, he had to have a feeding tube through his nose. We were in the hospital for almost a week. He continued to have health problems of feeding issues and trouble breathing even after coming home. Another condition that is associated with spina bifida is hydrocephalus (increased fluid on the brain). To prevent any brain damage, Jackson had to have another surgery to place a shunt on his brain that will reduce the excess brain fluid. This was our third hospital stay. A week after coming home, Jackson's breathing problems reached a critical point. He would get upset, stop breathing, turn blue, pass out, and have to be revived by a parent. We went back to Brenner's where they did numerous tests to try to find the problem. It was determined that Jackson's paralyzed vocal cords were shutting off his airway whenever he would get upset. The only way to fix this was to bypass the vocal cords by doing a tracheostomy. Jackson's breathing improved after this surgery. However, during the recovery of this surgery, Jackson would stop breathing during his sleep sessions. A sleep study found central sleep apnea where his brain forgets to tell his body to breath while sleeping. He is now on a ventilator for when he is asleep. These additional surgeries and procedures have decreased his ability to eat by mouth so he also had to have a G-tube inserted in his stomach to allow him to be fed through the stomach instead of by mouth. This hospital stay was a month long. We are finally home from the hospital and adjusting to all of his medical care and equipment. He is showing signs of improvement and growth which we are very thankful for. We continue to monitor all of his health conditions related to spina bifida, but we are hopeful that Jackson will continue to improve."
The money raised will go to install a generator for the home that is required for Jackson to stay at home, as well as the mounting medical bills that Insurance won't cover. The sooner the donations, the better.
With this being the holiday season, there is a great amount of need for a lot of people/families, and this is certainly no exepection.
I am setting up this page for one of those families that at this time, do need your support, prayers, and financial giving.
Jackson's parents, and siblings are well deserving of your prayers and help. They are a self sufficent family, who put others first, and are always the ones helping those in need. Please help in this tough time.
PLEASE keep the Kilpatrick Family in your prayers, and share this with as many people as you can.
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