Helping Chase thru his journey!

WHY they need OUR HELP!

Chase Lane Havard and his mama Karry Lynn Teague deseparately need our help! 

They currently have been in the Miami area since July 2016 while Chase was hospitalized awaiting an intestinal transplant with no idea as to when they could possibly head home back to Texas.

In 2017 he received his call and received his much needed transplant , his recuperation following transplant had some ups and downs, however 3 months later following transplant it was determined that Chase had the beginning of PTLD a form of cancer that is a high risk for transplant patients due to the immunosuppression medications that although help keep the body and organs from rejecting actually takes a toll on the bodies own immune system causing potentional health problems and viruses to arise making the first 1-3 years after transplant a very critical time while the new organs and body adjust. This is why its so important for transplant patients and their families to stay close to the transplant center as like what Chase and his mom have done.

They are from Texas and have been away from their family, friends and their community support which on top of everything else is every taxing and stressful to say the least.  Karry had to leave her other children (Chase's siblings) to caregive on behalf of Chase, she also had to walk away from her then current employer knowing that caring for Chase was going to be her TOP and MAIN PRIORITY.

After his diagnosis of PTLD (Post Transplant Lymphomic Disorder) he received heavy and high doses of chemotherapy in hopes of attacking it , but unfortunately it hasn't... during this time his immune system requires daily platelets and blood transfusions due to his hematology numbers being drastically low. He is at a very high risk of infections.

Two weeks ago Chase was in excruciating abdominal pain and was admitted to the PICU where it was noted that Chase has a peforated bowel that has been leaking feces into his system, a drain tube was placed inorder to help evacuate the bowel but to no avail, Karry was also told that he has infection in there, so as you can imagine he is on heavy doses of IV antibiotics in hopes of kicking the infection. 

A surgery was scheduled to remove the transplanted bowel, clean him out and get him relisted for another intestinal transplant that would be possibly be a multi-visceral (mutiple organs), which would make the possibilty of going back to Texas not in the cards and that they would have to become temporary Floridians for an undetermined amount of stay.

However, yesterday (4/2/2018) surgeons told Karry some grim news that right now surgery of removing the bowel is null and would be potentially kill him and that he is full of infection, the only thing they can do for him right now is to allow the antibiotics to work and to just have time and patience, with much PRAYER. 

Currently Chase is in the PICU of the Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami, FL where his condition is very critical, his mama has been by his side day and night. She took a part-time job at a local McDonald's in hopes of earning some money so she and Chase could afford the essentials of every day life, however with Chase recuperating in the hospital it has been next to impossible.

The expenses of having a child in the hospital are astronomical which doesn't take into any consideration of the normal daily living expenses a family goes through.  Right now Karry's main focus is bringing her son Chase through this most critical point of his journey.

Our job as friends and family of this family to help get them through this financial crisis is to share/repost and fundraise on their behalf... Funds whatever can be raised right now would greatly be appreciated to relieve some of their financial burdens on top of what they are already dealing with.

Any amount would greatly help them and from us "transplant moms and families" who have lived this life with our own children and love this family like they were our own, Chase and his mama can use all the support they can get and we hope you will feel compelled to help them in any way possible.

Donations ()

  • Gena Porterfield 
    • $89 
    • 20 mos
  • Julie South 
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 21 mos
  • Linda Sipes 
    • $20 
    • 21 mos
  • Jody Guttridge 
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
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Organizer

Monica Forte 
Organizer
Lancaster, PA
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