Our son, Joseph Michael Haas, was born on September 2, 2012 at 3:17 AM. By 9:00 AM he began his journey through life with a 6 hour long major surgery. He was born with a tracheo esophageal fistula, his esophagus and trachea were fused together causing anything he swallowed to go directly to his lungs. After numerous surgeries his trachea has been repaired but his esophagus has not been able to be corrected so far. Recently his surgery team at Akron Children's Hospital decided to transfer his care to the world renowned doctors at Cincinnati Children's Aerodigestive clinic. We are currently traveling and spending 3 days every other week in Cincinnati, and that appears to be increasing in the near future. We are hoping to raise funds to be able to offset some of our travel expenses and to purchase some much needed medical supplies that are not covered through insurance.