Adley Rose Merkt

Wednesday October 4th, 2017, at Adley's 2 month check up, Brandon and Ashley were referred to Children's Hospital for an echocardiogram because Adley had a heart murmur. They went to Children's thinking everything was fine and more then likely was just an innocent murmur. The results came back that Adley has a large Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) "hole in the heart". With the size of the hole, the doctors said it's very unlikely it will close on it's own & she will need open heart surgery in the next couple of months to close the hole. Brandon & Ashley were & are still completely shocked, scared & very emotional with the news. As brand new parents thinking of their sweet little 8 week old baby girl will have to go through open heart surgery is really hard to take in. 
Their doctors said our goal is to have her gain as much weight as possible, so she's strong for surgery. They had her 2 week follow up apt Wednesday, October 18th and she hasn't gained any weight. They are thinking she's burning so many calories eating because her heart is working so hard. They are now at Children's with her and she's on a feeding tube in hopes to get her as big and strong as possible for surgery.
We pray they can be another success story. It's just so scary to think about what she's about to go through. Brandon & Ashley are strong, but she is stronger. We all love this little girls so much. Please keep Adley in your thoughts & prayers. She is our little fighter & we know she can get through this.
All the money will go towards the hospital visits, surgery and all care for Adley. We can't thank everyone enough for your prayers, love and support during this time!
  • Jeanne Cook 
    • $75 
    • 49 mos
  • Nik and Andy Oman 
    • $150 
    • 50 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Lauren McCracken 
    • $30 
    • 50 mos
  • Great Grandma Betty 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Aamodts Apple 
Somerset, WI
Ashley Merkt 
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