Help for Baby Hollister

On June 13th, a little over a month after his first birthday, Hollister's arm began twitching while he was nursing. Fifteen minutes after that first twitch, the twitching spread up his arm and he lost the ability to move it. His parents quickly rushed him to the Safford ER and for three hours in the ER he began full body seizures. 

He was transported to UMC in Tucson that night but continued to seize for 22 more hours. After trying 3 different kinds of seizure medicines the last medication put him into a coma. He was kept in a medically induced coma for 6 days. When they tried to bring him out of the coma he woke for a few hours, reacted to his parents, but then began to seize again, and had 18 seizures that day. 

He was put back under heavy sedation the following day, June 22nd, and is still under sedation as they try to determine the cause of his seizures. As of June 28th, they are hoping to get him off of the ventilator and will be doing breathing trials for an hour a day until he is ready to come off of his breathing tubes.

They have no answers as to what is causing his seizures, and face an enormous amount of tests and procedures as they try to get him back to his healthy, happy self. 

Their insurance has already told them they will not be covering all of the helicopter ride, as well as one of the tests they ran which cost 5,000. They will be facing hefty bills whenever they are able to take Hollister home, but right now they're just hopeful to be able to hold their baby boy in the next few days.

Breanne and Jay are incredible parents who love Hollister more than anything, and they are going to need help to come out of this on top. Being able to provide a financial break for them would mean the world, any help will make a difference. 

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 44 mos
  • Jim and Holly Reed 
    • $200 
    • 44 mos
  • Cindy Decker 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Ranell Mayberry 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Natalie Rawlins 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Keri Ford 
Organizer
Gilbert, AZ
James Owens 
Beneficiary
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