Help Heal Elliott's Heart

*UPDATE*  Elliott is now 8 months old and is fighting for his life at OU Children's PICU in Oklahoma City.  Elliott had a routine heart surgery, but due to complications he ended up on life support.  Elliott's heart and lungs were unable to provide oxygen to his body which caused him to go into renal failure.  Elliott also suffered numerous strokes.  His parents have had to take extended time off work without pay.  All of the funds raised go directly from GoFundMe to Elliott's parents (Andy and Mariah Johnston) and will help them stay afloat while they are unable to work (since normal every day bills do not stop coming in situations like this) as well as help pay for the huge amount of medical bills they will be receiving.

You can follow along with Elliott's story at Hearts for Elliott.

Every parent's dream is a perfect pregnancy, a perfectly planned delivery, and most importantly a perfectly healthy baby. Andy and Mariah are having their perfect baby boy, Elliott, on August 1, 2017, but not without a challenging road ahead. They live in Tulsa, but Elliott will need to be delivered a little early, at 38 weeks, in Oklahoma City where his specialists are located.

In-utero, Elliott was diagnosed with a double outlet right ventricle with non-committed VSD and malposed vessels with aortic hypoplasia. His condition can be corrected with surgery or a series of surgeries (either one surgery shortly after birth or a series of 3 surgeries over the course of a couple of years). They won't know for certain until after he is born which surgical route will be required for Elliott. However, at this time, the cardiologist thinks it will have to be the more lengthy process of three surgeries over his first couple of years. He is expected be in the NICU for at least his first 4-6 weeks and undergo his first surgery within 3-10 days after being born.

As a family member, I have established this campaign to help ease the financial issues this couple will face with medical expenses, travel expenses, time off work, as well as simple daily living expenses, while away from home, as Andy and Mariah face this journey from Elliott's birth until he is able to safely remain home after his final surgery.

Every $1 counts. No amount is too small. It's never too late.

Thank you in advance.

Leah Bacon

  • Anonymous 
    • $950 
    • 22 mos
  • Melissa Anderson 
    • $400 
    • 26 mos
  • Tamra Carpenter 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 27 mos
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    • $100 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Leah Woodrell-Bacon 
Tulsa, OK
Andy Johnston