On behalf of Kelsey and Travis Bannister, I am asking you to consider contributing to the final expenses associated with remembering brave, beautiful Breyleigh. Travis has been a dutiful, loving father who has done his best to work full-time to support his family. Kelsey has been creative in earning additional money for the family while providing around-the-clock care for Breyleigh and her baby sister, Sophia. However, the reality is that the costs surrounding saying goodbye to Breyleigh are more than this young family can afford.
Words from Kelsey describing her little heart-warrior:
Breyleigh Elise Bannister was born on December 13, 2015. She weighed 6lbs 1.7oz and 19 inches long. She was pink and full of life. When I was 19 weeks pregnant our doctor noticed she had a hole in her heart and that's when our journey began. She's had three open heart surgeries, two re entries, an aortapexy, gtube placed, an ileostomy from NEC, a trach placed, and a pacemaker(they went through her chest scar).
Breyleigh's heart defects:
Hypoplastic Right Heart with a morphological right ventricle
Complete heart block
MAY 10TH, 2017 Brey received her perfect heart.
JUNE 20TH, 2017 We got discharged after 14 consecutive months.
Breyleigh brought so much joy into many people's lives, including mine. My family witnessed Breyleigh go from an incredibly sick baby to a toddler learning how to explore her word to a young girl full of life and love. She loved to swim, go to the zoo, play in the park, dress up in colorful dresses, and love on her little sister. She was thrilled to lose her first tooth and had come so far in her speech. I will always hear her sweet "I Love You" in my ears.
More words from Kelsey that perfectly sums up B: Breyleigh is a fighter, a miracle, and a superhero. Breyleigh is smart, brave, and fearless.
Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Breyleigh, loved Breyleigh. She will live on in all of the hearts of those who loved her and will love her forever.