Help Pay Sakura's Doctors

My little girl was born on January 14th, 2014. Her name is Sakura, which means "cherry blossom." She is the greatest joy in my life.
Sakura, on the day she was born.

Sakura had a bit of a rough start.  She had to go back to the hospital a couple of days after going home because of jaundice.

One night, when she was home again, her Grandma and I were sitting up with her when suddenly she vomited and then stopped breathing. We called 9-11 and she was rushed to the hospital. Thankfully, everything turned out to be alright.

Unfortunately, those incidents were just the beginning of Sakura's trouble.

On the night of February 24th, I woke up and realised Sakura had slept through one of her feedings, which had never happened before. When I picked her up from her bassinet, she was burning hot. We rushed her to emergency again, and the test results revealed that my little baby girl had meningitis. Sakura took the Flight for Life to Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

Sakura at Children's Hospital

Initially, the prognosis wasn't very good. Sakura was very, very ill. There was a good chance she could have died, and if she lived she could have been physically and mentally disabled. But after eighteen days of antibiotics and the best possible care, she was ready to go home. Since then, she has worked very hard at therapy once a week, and she has practically no lingering effects from her illness.

This is her today:

If it weren't for the knowledge, love and care of the doctors and nurses who helped her, my beautiful daughter wouldn't be here today. Which brings me to my request.

I have insurance through my work, but even so there are a lot of medical bills resulting from Sakura's time in the hospital.The wonderful people who saved my daughter's life deserve to be paid, and I need help. I've been paying off the smaller bills as I can, but there is still about $13,000 left to be paid.

Please consider donating to me so that I can repay the health professionals whose help was so invaluable.


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Paris Patterson 
Casper, WY
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