Paxton's Medical and Healing Fund

My great nephew, Paxton was born on May 23, 2017 with complications and a condition called Craniosynostosis. It's when one or more of the sutures in the skull prematurely fuse which then changes the growth pattern of the skull.
Paxton was born at St. Mary's Hospital but unfortunately did not come out breathing and CPR was initiated. He was intubated and brought over to St. Vincents NICU where he spent the first few weeks of his life and eventually taken to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee by ambulance.

Among other complications, they explained that Paxton will require 2-3 surgeries to correct his skull.  As you read the updates you'll see they're now headed to Comers Children Hospital in Chicago, this week for a second opinion. 

As you can see by the pictures, he's our small, but mighty fighter. who is loved by many - especially his big brother Maddox!

Kali and Phil want to express their gratitude, appreciation, and love for all of their friends, family, colleagues, and others who have prayed for Paxton and their family.  Also, for their support bringing meals, sending gift cards, and monetarily before this page was created and those that have donated on this page.

They were asked by friends of family members, friends of friends for ways to help support during this time and we decided to create this page on their behalf.

The funds raised by the gofundme page will help cover Paxton's surgeries and the family's lost wages and travel expenses. Please consider giving to Paxton's gofundme page.  Again, we cannot thank you enough.


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  • dianne harrold 
    • $200 
    • 18 mos
  • Kathy Austin 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Merlin and LaVerne Melnarik 
    • $20 
    • 34 mos
  • Bill & Lynn Peronto 
    • $200 
    • 34 mos
  • Twana Goodloe 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kathy Austin 
Green Bay, WI
Kali Rolefson-Melnarik 
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