This page is for the Connor Family Bryanna, Travis, Ezra, and as of February, little girl Connor. My nephew Ezra was born with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID-Same condition as "bubble boy"), an underdeveloped ear, one kidney, and has since developed an autoimmune disorder. Of his ailments, SCID is his biggest challenge as the only "cure" is a bone marrow transplant that he may never be a candidate for. SCID is the most severe form of immunodeficiency which means he has next to no immune system and is extremely susceptible to illness therefore isolating him from the general population and most family. He has had numerous hospital stays at Boston Children's due to his condition, which has put a tremendous strain on their finances. Bryanna can't work and is by Ezra's side in the hospital and Travis has missed a lot of work to be there for Ezra's many procedures and to relieve his pregnant wife. Between co-pay's, prescriptions, the back and forth from Boston to NH during stays and for appointments (minimum every 3wks just for IVIG), and hospital bills, they are financially exhausted. They have also lost 2 vehicles due to lack of funds for repairs and are currently borrowing a car from Bryanna's mother. They have been evicted from their apartment in NH and are looking to relocate closer to the hospital and family to help them out when baby girl comes. Due to Ezra's condition he cannot be in crowed public spaces or especially around schooled aged children so they can't just move in with family or to an apartment building which cuts down most their options.
I made this page for them because they are heartbroken and embarrassed to be in this position to have to ask for help and they wouldn't unless absolutely necessary. But their eviction date is January 7th and they just don't have the finances to move into a new place. The money will be put towards relocating, paying off bills they haven't been able to and if possible, a vehicle. If you could find it in your heart , your help would be a blessing, anything you could do to help them. No amount or prayer is too little. The baby is due in 6 short weeks (the day after Ezra's second birthday!), a little girl so far so good health wise. This young family has gone through so much already. Thank you for taking the time to read!
- Lisa Fortuna
- Julie Zimmerman
- Ben Percy
- Julie Zimmerman