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Baby Atlas

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Baby Atlas Barker was born on March 23, 2015 at 7:39 A.M. at just 27 weeks to Aileen and Blaine Barker. At the time of birth he weighed 2lb 4oz and was 14 inches long. After being sent home by two hospitals despite contractions increasing in intensity with a diagnosis of a bladder infection, Aileen labored at home all night even calling one of the hospitals again to ask if she should come in. She took a warm bath and a few Tylenol as directed, but after a few hours the pain was so intense and so frequent we decided to go back to the hospital 45 minutes away, but it was too late. Atlas was born in the front seat of a car on Highway 58 while we were on our way to the hospital. I was on the phone with 911 when we were told to pull off onto the next exit while we waited for the ambulance. The 911 operator instructed Blaine on how to perform CPR on the tiny baby that was still attached to Aileen, wrapped in a jacket. He was blue, cold and not breathing, but Blaine was able to keep him breathing until help came. When the ambulance arrived they started taking care of Atlas, giving him oxygen and trying to get him to breath. They then took him by ambulance to a helicopter pad to be taken to the closest hospital by helicopter. Aileen was transported to a hospital by ambulance where the doctor and nurses checked to make sure everything was okay with her. Atlas was taken straight to the NICU, where he will be for the next 2-3 months. I'm starting this gofundme to help them pay for medical costs, travel costs and any other costs associated with caring for a premature baby.  If you have any questions or concerns feel free to message me.

-Lawren Polito



  • Patti S.
    • $150 
    • 9 yrs

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Lawren Polito
Tehachapi, CA
Aileen Barker

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