Heart Surgey for Our Son

Our 2 month old son Chad was diagnosed with congential heart disease when he was born on 11/17/17. He has multiple holes in his heart, an uneven AV canal, and a leaky valve. He spent a week in the NICU at Northside in Atlanta until he was transferred to Eagleston, which specializes in heart conditons. He spent almost the first 2 months of his life there. They gave him a 20% chance of living through his first 6 months of life and didn’t even think there’d be a point where he’d be able to go home. However, they were unable and unwilling to offer him any kind of surgical intervention there. So they offered for us to get a second opion from a different hospital. We chose Boston Childrens Hospital, which is the #1 hospital in the United States for extremely complicated heart conditons. We recently got the call telling us that they have an option for Chad and are willing to perform the surgery. Chad went home after almost 2 months at Eagleston on 10 different medicines that have to be given muiple times a day as well as a feeding tube (no bottles). His surgery scheduled for March 27. Insurance covers the surgery itself, but not the travel cost (and other expenses) to get to Boston. Also, the only one working right now is my husband (Chads father) so I’m able to put all my efforts into taking care of Chad at the moment. My husband would like to go with me to Boston, but that would mean missing 2 weeks (approximately) of work which would put us behind on bills. We would love to be together as a family through this time, but we must have help for that to be possible. Anything you could give would much appreciated. Thank you.


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Ash Dean 
Villa Rica, GA
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