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Killian Mather McKessock Waddell

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Killian Mather Mckessock Waddell was born  September 4 ..
The delivery all went well   - 6# 12 oz bouncing baby boy ( well  - Dean was bouncing  as he does  !)

Killian  was  born with a hypoplastic right heart as well as some significant other abnormalities of the cardiac vessels and pulmonary artery.  As a result, he would have required 3 operations in order to "re route" the blood vessels and bypass the right side of the heart . That was not able  to happen as was determined  September 7 .

Killian is now on the heart transplant list  .

At this point ,Sheri will stay in Toronto with Killian  and Dean and the kids will go down on the weekends  - but that is all fluid .

Expenses have been piling up since that first visit in June to Sick Kids and Mt Sinai and will  continue for some time to come as you can well imagine .

 Some of those expenses include choleostasis testing  for Sheri every  2 weeks ( not covered ) , 5 trips to Toronto already - if Sheri had an appointment  75% of the travel is covered by the Northern Ontario Travel Grant  but  Dean and the boys  travel back and forth is not covered . There were hotel  bills for a few nights with coverage at $100  plus food expenses here and there.  Dean's work has been very generous in supporting flex time - but he does miss days and work for sure (  he is  on contract so that adds up in a huge way for all the days missed which will  keep happening  in the days/weeks  to come  ) 

To be clear,  there has been some very helpful and kind support used  already . First of all - thank goodness for our health system,  the northern Ontario travel grant , the loan of an apartment  through Mt Sinai for 2 weeks which was a godsend  and now Ronald McDonald house which is the new address for Sheri and the family  on a weekend basis . But that is not the whole story 

Financial  issues are   a major concern for this gang  and so any support that friends can offer would be so appreciated .
It is a difficult time for all . 

please contact me -Mary Waddell ,absolutely if there are any questions or you want more information 

in the meantime - sending hugs , kisses and great thoughts are always a support !!

Although the goal was $6000 and has been reached , it is apparent  that more will be needed. All money is given to Sheri and Dean even if i is over the goal ( which is fantastic )  and if there is money left over after all expenses are paid down the road it would be donated to sick kids.


  • John Manarin
    • $100 
    • 5 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Mary Waddell
Wahnapitae, ON
Dean McKessock Waddell

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