Liam Conway was born via emergency C-Section on August 19, 2017 to Molly and Colin Conway. Little Liam was rough to a rockey start after being born required both esophageal surgery and open heart surgery. Thanks to the grace of God both of Liam's surgeries were sucessful, but it is currently unknown how long little Liam will be dealing with operations, therapy, ect. and the medical bills are already starting to pile up.
Liam was born with a VACTERL association which is basically a collection of birth defects. VACTERL association is a non-random association of birth defects that affects multiple parts of the body. The term VACTERL is an acronym with each letter representing the first letter of one of the more common findings seen in affected individuals: (V) = vertebral abnormalities; (A) = anal atresia; (C) = cardiac (heart) defects; (T) = tracheal anomalies including tracheoesophageal (TE) fistula; (E) = esophageal atresia; (R) = renal (kidney) and radial (thumb side of hand) abnormalities; and (L) = other limb abnormalities.
There is no telling right now how much of a financial burden and strain this will put on the family. This campaign was put together to let Molly and Colin's friends, family and co-workers each contribute in their own way to Little Liam's sucessful recovery and continued medical treatment. Molly and Colin are amazing people and amazing parents who give so much of themselves to their friends, family, church and school and it is time to give back to them- to help them in their time of need- when their little Liam needs it the most.
The battles for little Liam are not over and will probably be continuing throughout his life.
We have almost made it to $5K and Molly and Colin would like to thank everyone for their amazing support and contributions to their little one. They are looking at some large medical bills coming their way and they are in for a lot more.
As a form of update we have updated the amount to the GoFundMe page to $10K due to little Liam's continued medical issues. As you may know, Liam has once again been hospitalized. After some time in the hospital it was discovered that little Liam has a few tough spots in his airway where it is narrow and/or collapsing while he breathes. He will need a tracheotomy. Once he sets up after that, he will need some surgical work on his tummy to stop his severe reflux and finally to place a g-tube. As a result it is anticipated that Liam will be at Children's through the end of October, which adds additional bills and stresses on the family.
We have increase the goal to $25K due to the increase medical bills and the increase in support from the community.
Please find it in your heart to contribute to this family that has given so much of themselves to others! Thank you and God Bless you for all your contributions to such a deserving little baby and family.
- Monica Baxter
- Elizabeth Rudden
- jordyn broadstone
- Sara Sims
- Patty O'Malley
Organizer and beneficiary