Cashton James Senn was born March 19th, 2016. Casey and Jason, and big sister Presley Senn were so excited to welcome a baby boy in to the family after his long anticipated arrival. He was so unbelievably perfect, but almost immediately concerns about the way his head was shaped were brought up. Originally there was hope that it would fix itself within the first few hours of his birth, but as the time went on, nothing seemed to change. More doctors were brought in and many tests were done until it was determined that Cash's bones in his forehead were overlapping and fused together. This requires medical attention from several different doctors as well as surgery and the expense of the different helmets he will have to wear for up to a year after his surgery. After getting a second opinion at Mayo Clinic, Casey and Jason decided that Mayo was going to be the best choice for Cashton in the long run and that was the route they wanted to take. Not only will this family have the medical bills to take care of, but they will have all the expenses with the many trips back and forth they will be taking (gas, hotel, food, etc). They have already been there once and they will be back multiple times in June and July . The surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28. After his surgery, they will have to go back to get fitted for his helmet and then back again to pick up the helmet. They will have to do this many more times as his head will grow throughout the first year. The doctors are confident that the surgery will be a huge success and that it will be the only surgery he will have to have. Both Casey and Jason will have to take a significant amount of time off work while they are at Mayo. Any little bit will help this family as they prepare for this surgery and after.
Purple is the color for this condition. We ask that everyone wears the color purple on the day of his surgery to show that you are thinking about him and the rest of the Senn family.
Thank you so much for thinking about this great family.