At 16 weeks pregnant, Jen and Forest found out their soon-to-be baby boy had a severe heart defect and that he would need open heart surgery after birth. They never imagined how complex his heart problems  were going to be, or how many other medical complications he would suffer.


As you can imagine, huge expenses are mounting for them. Jen, his mother is a teacher who used up all sick leave shortly after he was born; Forest, his father, is self-employed and is getting very little work at this time, and there is little income now and for the foreseeable future to pay medical, travel, meal, and living expenses.  

Because of  these insurmountable financial issues and the overwhelming strain and worry that Jen and Forest are dealing with, we, their family and friends, are reaching out to you to help them in any way possible. All donations are going directly to them.

At birth he was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect called Isolated Dextrocardia with Scimitar Syndrome. One heart valve is turned the wrong direction and is pushing into his right lung causing the lung to drain into the vein which returns blood to the heart. Two or three veins are going from the right lung to the right side of the heart, and they should be going to the left side. There is pressure on the right side causing the heart to be asymmetrical. The top of his lung will never develop but he can live with it like that if they can correct the rest. Also,  the aorta is narrowed, and is not feeding his organs the blood and oxygen they require.

As of May 15, 2020, after many terrifying episodes where he stopped breathing, passed out and his heart rate dropped, plus more than 40 days overall in hospital stays, Jay is now 4 months old and his open heart surgery will be happening sooner than later. He was flown to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston on May 14, and we believe he is in the best possible place for his continuing care.

We ask most of all for your prayers for this precious little Jay, and any possible financial help will be a blessing for which we know they will be most grateful. 

Jay also has a 16-year-old sister, Kaylee, who is  a sophomore in high school and misses her baby brother so much.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Barbara Frazier 
Willis, TX
Forest Beale