McKinley Rushing

We need to come together for a very special Mississippi family. Daniel and Keira Rushing need the help and financial support of friends, family, and yes even strangers. We all know that in time of need there are no greater people than the people of Mississippi. This time we have to come together to support a special one year old little boy, McKinley Rushing. Little McKinley celebrated his first birthday December 14th, 2017 and that very next day - December 15th he was hospitalized with Rhino Virus. This wasn't the end, as traumatic as this was for this sweet baby and his family, it then turned into pneumonia. I wish I could tell you that in his short little life that this was the first medical condition that he had to deal with but little McKinley had already had issues with his kidneys. So with this compromise to his health it has made his system even weaker and the Dr.'s have told his parents that he had a very rare kidney disease. On Christmas Eve McKinley had to be intubated, which remained for two weeks, not something you ever want to see your child go through especially on Christmas and at such a young fragile state. Unfortunately, just recently this was something they had to do again due to fluid build up on his lungs. McKinley has now been placed on dialysis and will remain until he is eligible for a kidney transplant. Because he is just 13 months he will need to wait until his second birthday to be considered, so another 11 months on dialysis before a kidney transplant for McKinley.

McKinley is currently being cared for by the Dr.'s, nurses, and staff in the PICU at UMC. As all of us are, Daniel and Keira are proud parents they won't ask for help but they need it and we need to give it to them. Daniel has several jobs, he is non stop going from job to job, and when him and Keira are not working they are at the hospital, and home taking care of their daughter McKinzie. So imagine, trying to keep your home together, raise and care for a young daughter, work multiple jobs in one day, and make time each and every day to go see your infant son in PICU hooked up to dialysis.

Please give what you can but please give! Let's come together to support and show our love for McKinley and the entire Rushing family, Daniel, Keira, McKinzie, and McKinley! Thank you all for whatever you can spare! God Bless you!!

Donations ()

  • Paula Epp 
    • $75 
    • 5 mos
  • Rachel Bolanos 
    • $100 
    • 19 mos
  • Jasmine McCoy 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Tiffany Shields 
    • $50 
    • 23 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 23 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

april owens 
Florence, MS
Daniel Rushing 
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