ThrivingForThatcher

#ThrivingForThatcher

My name is Casey Swanson. I’m the mother of Thatcher Lee Swanson. My baby boy turned two January 6, 2020.

Details on our situation:

I took thatcher to the ER May 4, 2020 for swelling that his pediatrician thought was an allergic reaction - it wasn’t.

His face was so swollen his eyes barely opened. His stomach was hard so much so his belly button was popping out, legs were so swollen and tight he couldn’t walk anymore.

Cooks Urgent Care in Mansfield, TX was so kind and took care of us as best as they could but ultimately referred us to Cooks ER in Fort Worth, TX.

After getting there his father met me and we were convinced his kidneys were infected or something similar. They did so many tests and Thatcher was so strong and brave.

All tests came back clean so they did an EKG of his heart and saw it was enlarged. From there they did an in-depth sonogram showing what was going on. We were given his diagnosis and admitted to the cardiac unit.

Thatcher has been diagnosed with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy.

His only option for survival is a heart transplant. And more transplants as the donated hearts expire, God willing, as life goes on.

We are being transferred to the transplant team with Children’s in Dallas, TX.

Prayers are welcomed and appreciated. As parents we are broken, our families and friends who have watched him grow into a spunky little toddler - we are broken but most importantly my baby boy is suffering and doesn't understand why.

It’s going to be a long road but we are trying to take in every moment we have with him.

If anyone is able to financially donate, we are forever grateful, anything will help.  T-shirts are in the process of being made for him to raise funds as well. Please share to all family and friends you can. Through this I am currently unable to work and still figuring that out.

Thank you to everyone who has contacted already. I apologize if I’m slow to respond - this is all a lot to process and accept. 

I am sincerely sorry if you are reading this and I didn't have time to tell you in person - please forgive me as we are all exhausted and overwhelmed. 

My baby boy, Thatcher Lee Swanson is a fighter. He will thrive.

 

Donations

  • Brooke Hondel 
    • $25 
    • 4 d
  • Trisha Brummer 
    • $25 
    • 5 d
  • Brian Ferdani 
    • $25 
    • 5 d
  • Josephine Hamiter 
    • $25 
    • 5 d
  • Mariah Stoughton  
    • $25 
    • 6 d
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Fundraising team (4)

Casey Swanson 
Organizer
Raised $7,745 from 65 donations
Waxahachie, TX
Tyler Swanson 
Team member
Raised $1,210 from 11 donations
Candy Krywalski 
Team member
Raised $425 from 7 donations
Kelli Roark 
Team member
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