At the end of October, Noah Shockley learned that he had an irregular heartbeat during a doctor’s appointment. Noah, a junior and basketball player at West Linn High School, is a healthy and active kid who had recently been experiencing shortness of breath.
Noah visited a cardiologist on 10/26/2021 who confirmed that he had an irregular heartbeat and an enlarged heart. He was immediately admitted to the intensive care unit at Randall’s Children’s Hospital in Portland, where he has remained for the last two weeks. During that time, doctors have concluded that Noah may need a heart transplant.
In order to obtain the best pediatric cardiac care possible, Noah is being transferred to Seattle Children’s Hospital on 11/9/2021. It is likely that he will be in Seattle for a few months, and if he does need a transplant, up to an entire year. Noah’s father, Dan, has been by his side throughout this ordeal and will be going to Seattle with him.
The Shockley family is incredibly grateful for the prayers, love, and support from family, friends, co-workers, classmates, teammates, and strangers (including video messages from Russell Wilson and West Linn’s own Payton Pritchard!). Until now they have asked for little more than prayers and positive thoughts, but Noah’s need for long-term care out of state has changed things drastically.
We are starting this GoFundMe to assist the Shockleys in securing a place to stay in Seattle, covering the cost of regular commutes between Portland and Seattle, and otherwise providing financial security for Noah, his dad Dan, and his younger sisters during this difficult time.
Dan, a military veteran who has worked as police officer for the Oregon City Police Department for the last 20 years has made countless sacrifices in service to his community. Now we’re hoping that our community can return the favor and help the Shockleys.
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