Support Baby Dylan

Marcy & Eric's second son, Dylan Thomas Kirby-Smith, will enter this world on August 17, 2017. 

On August 2nd Dylan was diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) and will require surgery after delivery. This is a complex medical condition requiring an extensive amount of care, monitoring, and support. There is a strong possibility he will be in the NICU for several months following surgery.  Marcy & Eric are scheduled to meet with the pediatric surgeons, neonatologists, perinatologists, social workers, support groups for CDH, and have been encouraged to be in contact with the CDH Foundation to plan for these next several months. 

They are both scared, nervous, anxious, and worried about the future for baby Dylan, as well as their financial situation during this time. Your emotional support, positive thoughts and prayers are needed. 

Many of you have expressed a desire to help in any way possible.  Marcy & Eric face an exorbitant amount of medical bills and time off work during this road to recovery. If you have the ability to assist them financially, they would be grateful. 

Any amount of donation will help.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Maureen Palensky 
Vancouver, WA
Marcella Kirby-Smith 
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