Little Eli and the Bakalars Family

Myself and Amy Wells created this page in order to provide support to Mike and Ashley Bakalars, while their son Eli is hospitalized in Rochester at Mayo. Eli is two years old and came down with what appeared to be flu like symptoms starting on August 26th. Despite multiple trips to the emergency room, the outcome of each trip remained the same, and they were advised it's a virus, provide fluids, bland diet, and rest. On 9/4 Ashley placed another call to the providers office as Eli was still unable to keep food and fluids down. They were advised to bring Eli back in. Lab work was drawn in the ER, Eli was given fluids as they awaited results. His blood counts came back extremely low and showed his kidneys were no longer fully functioning. Not long after that it was decided that he would be air lifted to Mayo Rochester and since 9/4 has been in the Pediatric ICU. Eli is currently receiving dialysis treatment and was diagnosed with HUS, hemolytic uremic syndrome. As of today he was showing some improvements with his blood work, however little Eli and the Bakalars family have a long road ahead of them. Eli is expected to have a full recovery at this time, however will be hospitalized at Mayo Rochester for up to a month or more while his body works to recover. Anyone that is willing to provide a monetary donation for Eli and his family is greatly appreciated! Any amount is helpful to the family to assist with medical expenses, food, lodging, and traveling back and forth from Rochester. Your thoughts and prayers are also encouraged for Eli and his family as they go through this difficult time.


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  • Chris Butler 
    • $200 
    • 42 mos
  • Stacie Hoyer 
    • $40 
    • 42 mos
  • Klara Oelke 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Renee Maeder 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Summer Taylor 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jessica Koby 
La Crosse, WI
Ashley Bakalars 
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