Baby Emmitt's Medical Expenses

Baby Emmitt Paul Coddington was born August 30th at Kona Hospital on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was born with Pierre Robin sequence which means he has a retracted jaw, a tongue that is placed further back than normal, and blockage of the airways. He is healthy in every way except that he cannot eat or breath on his own because his jaw is causing his tongue to block his airways and esophagus.

The condition is so serious that Baby Emmitt had to be medivaced immediately after birth to Kapiolani Children’s Hospital in Honolulu from Kona Hospital where he is now on a ventilator and is being fed through a feeding tube. Baby Emmitt’s condition can be corrected through surgery by placing rods in his lower jaw to stretch out the bone, however there is no surgeon in the State of Hawaii that is able to perform this surgery.

Baby Emmitt and the Coddington family must travel to a NICU on the mainland so that Baby Emmitt can be cured. Emmitt’s parents, Chris and Sebrina Coddington, both born and raised in Hawaii, have medical insurance, but this is an extraordinarily expensive procedure. The family will have to travel to take off work and travel to the mainland and live there several weeks until Emmitt’s jaw has corrected enough so that he can eat and breath on his own. Many of you might know Sebrina from her beautiful singing voice, as she has been an entertainer at several restaurants in West Hawaii for the past few years. Please Kokua, and donate to this fund to help this young Hawaiian born and raised family.


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  • Myles Nonaka 
    • $100 
    • 34 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 34 mos
  • Christine Donato 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Steven Trueblood 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Diane Heiman 
    • $1,000 
    • 35 mos
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Fundraising team (4)

Danielle Mateo 
Organizer
Raised $1,680 from 15 donations
Henderson, NV
Sebrina Coddington 
Team member
Raised $150 from 2 donations
Noel Mateo 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Michael Mateo 
Team member
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