Saving a family during Christmas

53264940_1607933896621974_r.jpeg53264940_1607933994793628_r.jpeg53264940_1607934086328394_r.jpegI am a mother of 2 beautiful children. My daughter Aurora was diagnosed with Kawasakis disease at the age of 1. It's a very rare disease and Alaska pediatric care is a little behind. My daughter spent weeks at the hospital with multiple diagnosis until they were finally able to find the cause of her peeling skin, high fever of 104 for 2 weeks, losing her fingernails, her skin blotchy, and her a body so fatigued she couldn't move. She was life flighted to Seattle where I almost lost her. Both arteries in her heart blew up like balloons. For 2 years now she has been on blood thinners and needs a shot twice a day to stay alive. The aneurism in her right artery is almost healed completely but we recently went back to Seattle Childrens for her occasional check up and she has a blood clot in her left artery that continues to grow. She is in the highest bracket to have a heart attack and there's no preventative measures that can be taken at this time without causing more damage. I have to carry an AED with her everywhere we go to make sure I am as prepared as I can be for when it happens. After this recent visit, it is just a matter of time. Because of COVID I have had to take multiple weeks off of work to ensure she is safe as this illness could amplify her chances of a heart attack. COVID has drastically impacted our lives.  I am working with resources to hire a specialist to stay with her at daycare so I can breathe knowing when she does have a heart attack someone will be there to revive her in time. I just bought our first home in November and I don't know how I will make Christmas happen for my children or how I will cover our finances with having to miss so much work. I am asking for any help to make sure we don't lose our home and so my children can experience Christmas during a time that's so difficult for me and my 2 beautiful children. God bless and happy holidays.


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Kayla Polston 
Wasilla, AK
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