Baby James

As most of you know, my name is Kirstin and I am Kyle's older sister. Kyle and my Sister-in-Law Melissa recently brought my nephew, James Heinz, into the world on July 26, 2017 at 1:01am, weighing 7lbs 6oz and 21 inches long. Life couldn't have been any more perfect!  That was until Baby James had to be rushed to the NICU a few short hours after birth because he was not breathing properly and turning blue/grey in color. Kyle and Melissa's lives were completely turned upside down. Baby James is fighting Neonatal Sepsis and Persistent Newborn Pulmonary Hypertension. He received the utmost care at Los Robles Hospital but had to be airlifted to Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA NICU on July 27th, to recieve the highest level of care possible.

After being admitted to Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA NICU, both Kyle and Melissa were finally able to touch their sweet little baby boy for the first time since he was admitted to the NICU at Los Robles Hosptial. This moment will forever be in their hearts.

As they continue to fight this battle with Baby James their expenses will only continue to grow. There will be out of pocket medical expenses, gas expenses to and from the hospital, food expenses while down at the hospital, as well as unpaid time off from work.

Since I live out of state and feel completly helpless during this incredibly difficult time, I feel that setting up this Go Fund Me Account is my way of helping them out just a little bit. Please feel free to donate any amount you are able to, and continue to keep Baby James, Melissa, Kyle and our enitire family in your thoughts and prayers as Baby James continues to fight this battle.

I will be personally giving the money we have been able to raise for Kyle and Melissa via check as soon as the funds are available. Again thank you so much for all of your continued prayers and help during this difficult time in their lives.



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Kirstin Sommer 
Thousand Oaks, CA
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