HOPE FOR ANTHONY,

$3,600 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 43 months
Anthony Joyner. born april,29th 2007 he was the most beautiful baby I have ever seen 10 fingers 10 toes beautiful blue eyes blonde hair. I was the happiest mommy in the world. On april,30th 2007 the day after he was born my whole world caved in on me anthony was diagnosed with a terminal heart defect and would haft to have several open heart surgeries to save his life so I did what any parent would do I dried my eyes and we started our very long journey to recovery anthony was admitted to st.joseph children's hospital in tampa florida april 30 ,2007 to prepare for his first open heart surgery. When Anthony was four months old he underwent his first open heart. And again when he was seven months and also another one at nine months. All three surgeries before he turned one. We were only home that whole year 26days but was totally worth the tears and sleepless nights to finally see my baby come home. Fast forward seven years and its time for another surgery this time at Cincinnati children's hospital for anthony final repair on his heart. On January 7th 2015 Anthony underwent a grueling 12hr surgery to repair his heart and to also take a softball size aneurysm off his heart the heart surgeon wouldn't even give us a percentage of success due to the severity of the complexity of the heart. Finally the surgery was done and Anthony did amazing so I thought. Several hrs after surgery anthony took a turn for the worse and the dr.s didn't know why so on January,8th they took him down for an mri and we were faced with our worst fears Anthony had a massive stroke. And was fighting for his life at this point. The stroke affected the whole left side of Anthony body making it to where he could not move it Anthony had several seizures for days after that. Now with that being said my baby walked into that hospital a happy 8year boy and the next day was fighting for his life. And the saddest part is the surgery they did didn't even work the surgeon put the wrong heart valve in and five days after surgery it started leaking again. So at this point I started asking why? What went wrong the surgeon initially said Anthony had a small hole "ASD" on the right upper chamber of his heart that he failed to close prior to removing the aneurysm. Which basically means with them not closing the hole when they started to remove the aneurysm a blood clot got through and caused the stroke. Several days later the same dr. Came to me after I started to raise some concern about the medical negotiation they recanted the story and said the whole was never their. So with that being said I had to put all that in the back of my mind and focus on Anthony getting better. So finally after three months in the hospital with intense physical therapy,occupational therapy,and speech therapy Anthony was doing better. But unfortunately we still had another hurtle to jump Anthony has to undergo another open heart so I took finding another surgeon in my own hands. And I found this amazing cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in Stanford California who agreed to do anthony surgery. So im asking all my friends and family to plz help in any way u can. And to PLZ SHARE ANTHONY STORY AS MUCH AS U CAN. In hopes of us getting their and getting this life saving surgery done plz help me save Anthony life he needs this surgery he can not live without it thank u all in advance.
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Imagine having a child who has to go through his fifth open heart surgery and has to travel all the way to California to have this procedure done. Anthony is an amazing little boy and deserves to have a fighting chance at life to grow up and be happy with his other two brothers he needs our support so help me by continuing to share his story with your friends and family and ask them to please share as well in hopes of us having this surgery done and praying to the good lord that its successful and we can move on with our lives hopefully with a new and improved heart thank you all and god bless
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HOPE FOR ANTHONY, has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks to Timothy, Tammy and Christina.
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I wanna thank everyone who has donated and shared anthony story. We are really in a time crunch right now were about three weeks out from surgery and are only at our half way mark so please family and friends join me in helping me share his go fund me and getting Anthony story heard in hopes of having this life saving heart surgery thank you all and god bless
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I feel so blessed we are half way to our goal. Anthony is scheduled for his surgery march, 9th and my emotions are all over the place. I wish he didn't haft to go through this but god has other plans for him and I have accepted that although its not easy at all. I pray every night before I go to sleep for god to watch over him and to guide the dr.s through this upcoming heart surgery. Anthony is an amazing little boy who deserves to grow up and live a long and happy life. so please join me in sharing anthony story donate if you are able in hopes of us making our goal and making this surgery possible thank you all and god bless
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Ashley Joyner
43 months ago
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I wanna say thank you guys for being so generous. And sharing Anthony story in hopes of making our goal. Thank u guys so much. Plz continue to SHARE

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Joshua Joyner
43 months ago

Thanks to everyone how has helped us so far for my son's surgery it means the world to us for all your help

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Raised by 49 people in 43 months
Created January 21, 2016
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Ricky Harmening
41 months ago
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Anonymous
41 months ago
LS
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Lucy Smith
42 months ago
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Phillip Bratton
42 months ago

My nephew has gone through some of the very same challenges as Anthony has at such a young age. Best of luck and the best thoughts out to Anthony and your family!

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Anonymous
42 months ago
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Anonymous
42 months ago
DW
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Dwayne Woods
42 months ago
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Rhonda Williams
42 months ago

Not much but every little bit helps wish I could do more.

DW
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Deborah Woodard
42 months ago

Ashley you are a wonderful mother and my prayers are with you and your boys.

KM
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Keith Mckenzie
42 months ago
Ashley Joyner
43 months ago
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I wanna say thank you guys for being so generous. And sharing Anthony story in hopes of making our goal. Thank u guys so much. Plz continue to SHARE

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Joshua Joyner
43 months ago

Thanks to everyone how has helped us so far for my son's surgery it means the world to us for all your help

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