Help for Baby Vaughn and Family

The newest member of our family, Baby Vaughn, underwent open heart surgery in May, when he was just 10 days old. We didn't even know there was anything wrong with him; we experienced an uneventful pregnancy and labor and Vaughn looked and acted like any normal newborn. It was at his newborn checkup at 4 days old that the pediatrician detected a loud heart murmur and referred us to a cardiologist for an echocardiogram.

At his cardiology appointment, we were told our baby boy had Truncus Arteriosus type 1- a rare congenital heart defect- and we were admitted to the hospital that same day so that they could monitor Vaughn until the day of his surgery when they would be giving him a new valve in his heart, because he was born with one missing. We were completely blindsided by the news, and completely heartbroken.

Two difficult weeks later, we got to bring our sweet baby home again. We are blessed to report that he is recovering very well. However, he will continue to need more surgeries throughout his life as he continues to outgrow his valves and needs larger ones.

We took a great financial hit during Baby Vaughn's hospital stay due to missing days at work, travel, meals, etc. And now we are starting to receive the bills from the hospital as well. We are doing everything we can to keep our heads above water but it's not enough. We are asking for help getting back on our feet and to start paying off the astronomical bills from the hospital. We greatly appreciate any help received!

Donations ()

  • Aubrey Family 2  
    • $1,200 (Offline)
    • 30 mos
  • Daniel Kennett 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
  • Rodney and Lahapa Ichimura 
    • $400 (Offline)
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 32 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer

Vaughn Spencer Aubrey 
Organizer
Salt Lake City, UT
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