Two years ago, our daughter Calista was born with a rare chromosome abnormality- Chromosome 10 deletion, duplication and inversion ( no name given or even what to expect). At birth and for the first 15 minutes of her life, she was not breathing and was assissted with her breathing. Within a week, her bilirubin had spiked to a dangerous level (causing Jaundice) and had to be flown out to Loma Linda for a few days. These last 2 years have been full of doctor's/genetic's appointments and a number of specialists. She has had family and friends to help with her and support her, but it still has been a financial hardship. She has developmental delays and at this point is not able to crawl or talk. She can stand and take a few steps with a lot of assistance while being held, but is not able to do many things on her own. Before she turned one, she was casted for the majority time of 10 months and had surgery on her feet at 11 months. Before turning one, she got sick, with what started out a small cold, and ended up in the hospital for a week with RSV, Pneumonia and the lack of a proper amount of oxygen. At the age of two, her development is estimated to be that of a 7-8 month old.
There is therapeutic equipment (to help with her walking) that would assist with our daughter's developmental progress, however would be an added expense that we can not afford at this time.
Hoping to raise $7,000.00 to pay off her medical bills and provide her with therapeutic equipment that would assist in her development. We want to give calista the best opportunity to do as good as she is going to do and that requires equipment that unfortunately is not covered by insurance. Donations will go towards her future medical needs and any equipment that Calista may need at this time. With your help, we hope to be able see her continue to progress and walk one day, soon.
Calista with her big brother, who is very protective of her and does as much as he can to help.
Turning two years old. (May)
Calista (11 months old) in casts before getting surgery on her feet.
This is one of the items we are looking at for our daughter to help her in walking and moving around.
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