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Medical Expenses for Baby Colt

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Update - Colt has been in the hospital for 50+ days. He has healed well from his first two surgeries and has shown improvement but still struggles to breathe on his own.

Colt was born prematurely with a serious esophageal atresia, a tracheoesophageal fistula, and a duodenal atresia requiring two major surgeries in his first week of life.

He has been in neonatal care for two months and is making progress. He loves being snuggled and has perfected the Zoolander face.

He continues to have severe bradycardia episodes and is on oxygen constantly, so hard on him and so hard for his Mom and Dad to watch.

On top of the anxiety and hurt of not being able to “fix” this for their little one, the medical bills are growing to incredible. When Colt is able to go home and finally meet his sister, he will continue to need a G-tube and oxygen and will need to be constantly monitored. Any financial and encouraging support is greatly appreciated.


Emily and Cam's baby boy, Colt, came into this world earlier than anticipated.  This strong, little, premie was born with several internal deformities that required multiple surgeries.  

His surgeries have gone smoothly and now he needs to heal which means spending a considerable amount of time in the NICU.  

This experience has been emotionally traumatic for Emily and Cam and we'd like to help them.  With Christmas fast approaching, we would like to assist them with the incurring cost of medical expenses.  Any donation amount you can give would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your love and support.


  • Eric Barnhardt
    • $100 
    • 6 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Salem Bombace Slagle
Asheville, NC
Emily Duckworth

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