Mama meeting Thomas for the first time.
Little Thomas Matthew Neidholt was born February 18th at 5 lbs. 8 oz. with a number of birth defects. Initially, tests indicated that the trachea and esophagus were joined. Thomas has had his first surgery today, February 19th to repair this poperly attaching the food pipe to the stomach. During the surgery it was discovered that the stomach was not attached to the intestines. This will be repaired during a second operation tomorrow, February 20th. Thomas also has a vertebrae out of place and a dimple in his lower back suggesting spina bifida. Other possible physical anomalies are being tested for.
I am setting this gofundme account up for funds to be immediately available to help my daughter and son-in-law with weekly living expenses as well as medical expenses. Along with knowing that Thomas will potentially be facing multiple surgeries and need long term care, weekly expenses also need to be covered due to the lost income that this family will incure while James is not working.
Please keep James and Samantha in your prayers as they face this difficult time in their lives. Please pray for their four other young children who will will also be facing new challenges and changes to life as they knew it.
Please prayerfully consider giving to this family any amount you are prompted to give. Thank you in advance!
- Rachel Rothrock-Baker
- Laura Khan
Organizer and beneficiary
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