On December 19th 2017, our three-year-old son, Kade Griffin, had open-heart surgery to close a life-threatening hole in his heart (aka VSD). Kade is an amazing child with a loving heart who is recovering from a very serious surgery. In addition, he also came down with the flu and a 101°+ fever just 3 days after being home from Riley.
As parents, we have struggled emotionally and financially during this gut-wrenching, unexpected, journey life has thrown at as. A child should never have to overcome an obstacle so scary and painful. Watching Kade go through this journey has been terrifying. We hope you join us in praying for a full recovery.
Kade’s Cause is a fundraiser to help cover medical expenses in this challenging time. With surgery costing over $100,000, we are asking you for help covering expenses related to fixing Kade’s heart. Donations will help pay related medical bills including pre-surgery appointments, the surgery, follow-up appointments, and travel expenses.
Would you consider supporting Kade's Cause? Gifts of all sizes make a difference.
Kade’s surgery was completed without complications
by Dr. John Brown at Riley Hospital for Children in two hours, half the expected time. He was released from the hospital on December 22, just three days after surgery, which the nurse said was almost unheard of. The entire hospital staff was amazing.
Over the next three months, there will be several follow-up appointments. If everything heals properly, Kade will live a full, active lifestyle with no restrictions, continued medications, or necessary
Visit facebook.com/KadesCause for more of Kade’s story and to contact us.
We sincerely appreciate all you do for Kade and our family.
Mia, James, James Jr. and Kade Griffin
- PJ Bennett
- Taylor Zank
- Jody James
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