Support Zachs battle

At this point, from breath to breath, we are uncertain if Zachary will fight through this or if his next breath will be his last…..Zachary Aaron Barton is the youngest of six siblings in a tight knit family. He grew up in Ontario, but the the wind called his name, adventurous by nature and ready to take on the world. At 18, Zac moved to Calgary to join his brothers. He went from sharing a bachelor apartment with his brothers to setting up his own home with his girlfriend, Emily. They knew each other in middle school in Ontario and amazingly met here in Calgary.

Zac felt unwell and started coughing up blood. A trip to emergency brought startling news. For the last two months Zac has been battling a rare 1-in-a-million blood disease called Good Pastures Syndrome which is fatal if it goes untreated. This disease attacks his lungs, kidneys and immune system. So little is known about this disease, they don’t know for sure what brings it on. It hit fast and furious and the treatments are brutal.

In the last week, conditions have gone from bad to worse and he has been put on life support in a fight for his life. He is coughing up large volumes of blood and is struggling to breath. Because his immune system is so vulnerable, the amount of energy his body is using makes breathing a struggle and his body is shutting down.

Zac needs financial support to cover his bills while he is living in uncertainty. Additional financial support is needed to help his family travel across the country to be with him. At 22, Zac is fighting hard to beat this. This hard working, responsible young man needs help.The doctors tell him to alleviate stress. Your support will go a long way to help Zac and his family.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Peter Barton 
Calgary, AB
Audry Barton 
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