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.
- Melissa Anderson
- Tamra Carpenter
Organizer and beneficiary
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