Stella Jean Rison was born July 30th, 2018. We knew she would be born a unique little girl from the beginning. At our 20 week anatomy scan we found out she would be born with a brain malformation, one working kidney, and a possible heart defect. At 9:52 she was brought into the world and was admitted to the NICU for evaluation. She had a scan of her heart and they didn’t see the same things that they had seen in utero, things looked better! We spent 4 days in the NICU and were able to leave the hospital and go home together. Days and weeks went by and everything seemed good. She was admitted to the hospital for possible seizure on September 3rd. We have had a bumpy road since then. On September 20th we had an ultrasound of her heart and it showed a large hole and pulmonary hypertension. Less than a week later we were admitted because she was struggling to breathe. She became
worse very quickly. She is now on life support and fighting for her life. Dr. Hammel performed a heart surgery that he had only done on one other baby and it has only ever been done 50 times in the world. We are fighting the pulmonary hypertension and if it doesn’t come down we are out of options. Our biggest thing we are asking people is to pray for Stella. We pray that she continues to fight. We also ask for prayers for her family.