Hope for Harbour

Joel and Brandi Reimer welcomed their precious baby boy Harbour Justus on October 5, just shy of 5 weeks early, weighing 4 pounds 8 oz. With the joy of the new baby entered deep concern with his health. Harbour was home only briefly before requiring admittance to Hospital in Surrey, and eventually transferred to Children's Hospital in Vancouver.

His blood work is showing both low hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying red blood cells) and low platelets (the portion of your blood used for clotting), all of which is causing adverse effects on his kidneys. With some test results still pending, several doctors specializing in blood and kidneys believe his condition is called Atypical HUS - an extremely rare syndrome with all the same symptoms Harbour is displaying.

During this time doctors have given Harbour 3 partial blood transfusions in attempts to stabilize his blood levels which have been hard on his heart. Currently he his being monitored around the clock and he has a hematology, nephrology and ctu team working on his case. They are hopeful to officially diagnose soon and move into treatment, however, even the best case scenario would most like have Harbour in hospital for a number of weeks at minimum, with various levels of outpatient care.

This has been a difficult journey for the family. With Harbour in the hospital and his critical status, the family is working tirelessly. Harbour has four older siblings at home, and juggling both home and hospital life has required a partial absence from work. This has left the family with financial strain on top of concern for the well being of Harbour.

Brandi and Joel are extremely kind and generous people. They devote their lives to the well being of others and would never concern others with the severity of their situation. Our attempt is to relieve them of some of their financial concerns, so they can focus on the proper care of their son. If you would like to give, we are extremely grateful and if not please pray for the healing of Harbour.


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    • $100 
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    • $100 
    • 41 mos
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    • $20 
    • 42 mos
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    • $3,360 
    • 42 mos
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Laura Wilson Morlang 
Organizer
Surrey, BC
Joel Reimer 
Beneficiary
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