Breathe Life Into the Brown Family

Michelle, Aiden and Bobby Brown are used to overcoming adversity. Bobby stricken with Cystic Fibrosis since birth, underwent a very successful double lung transplant in December 2015. While nursing Bobby to health before and after that extensive surgery, Michelle continued a full time job, was a Mom to their growing son, all while going to college.

The Browns came into 2017 with all the excitement a young family could ever expect. Bobby was in the best health he had experienced since before the birth of their 8 year old son Aiden. Michelle graduated with her degree from Walsh and in June of 2017 they joyously announced that they we finally able to fulfil a longtime wish, to expand thier family.  Not only was this going to happen . . . they were expecting twins!!

By August 2017 things changed dramatically for Bobby as he was admitted to Henry Ford for trouble breathing. Since then, Bobby has been in and out of the hospital a half dozen times, having spent less than 4 weeks at home over that 4+ month period. Needless to say with Bobby being in the hospital more than out, the financial help he once provided by working part time is gone.  They have had to refinance their home to cover the extensive costs and sadly the hits just keep coming with the potential for Michelle to be on leave for medical reasons.  

When the family will be compelte again is a mystery, as Bob's treatment team is indicating that this hospital stay looks to be a long one, while they work to wean him off the ventilator and help him regain his strength.  There is still no talk of going home and his treatment team is still telling the family to just look at things a few days at a time, when talking about how he's doing.

The toll this has taken emotionally for all of them, especially Michelle as an expectant mother in her third trimester is considerable.

This go fund me page is to help cover costs for the family until Michelle returns to work from her maternity leave, at a minimum because if Bob isn't able to watch the kids, the family will be facing a minium of $2500 a month in childcare costs. She is not eligible for any commission on her sales at work until she returns to work after her leave. The family has been cutting back expenses dramatically and is considering having friends or family adopt their beloved pets. They really could use a little extra support to alieve some of the stress.
  • Casey Irving 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Jonathan Kalm 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • John Ziadie 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Salim Sunderji 
    • $150 
    • 43 mos
  • kelly majlinger 
    • $75 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jeanette Hokett 
Ann Arbor, MI
Michelle Brown 
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