Help for Baby Jaia!

$3,255 of $10k goal

Raised by 64 people in 20 days
Shelsie B. Datilus
on behalf of Sa'Bria Kheni Parker
 HILLSIDE, NJ
I would like to introduce you to a little girl who can be described as STRONG, RESILIENT, & LOVING just to name a few of her qualities. Her name is JAIA JAMISE PARKER & she's my (great) niece, who has faced many more trials than many adults have faced in a lifetime!

JAIA (which is 'victory' in Sanskrit) was born on February 11, 2016 at 1:50 pm, weighing 7lbs. & 6oz. Just like any couple, her parents, Sa'Bria and Joshua, were excited and began planning for her arrival. However, while 5 months pregnant, an ultrasound screening revealed that Sa'Bria was going to be giving birth to a daughter who was going to have a very RARE HEART DEFECT that would cause her to have HALF OF A FUNCTIONING HEART! More specifically, Jaia would be born with HYPOPLASTIC RIGHT HEART SYNDROME (HRHS) w/ TRICUSPID ATRESIA. From that day forward, SaBria and Joshua along with their supportive parents, would carefully plan for Jaia's arrival closely, with many doctors and specialists near by. The plan was that once Jaia was born she would have to undergo a series of 3 surgeries up to the age of 3 to correct her heart anatomy and function.

At 1 week old, SaBria and Joshua were also informed that Jaia's coronary arteries were underdeveloped and therefore dependent on her right ventricle which was non-functioning. Therefore, Jaia was in need of a heart transplant as soon as possible because her heart would slowly deteriorate and cause Jaia to eventually have a heart attack sometime in her life. After being placed on the transplant list on March 2, 2016, she received a transplant in as little as 2 days!

Jaia has had successful heart biopsies and cardiology follow-up visits once a month, every month since then. Jaia has had a good track record over the past year. On March 22, 2017, Jaia, and her parents headed to Jaia's regular heart biopsy appt. Upon arriving the doctors checked vitals and Jaia's temperature came back 101.4 F. This was an immediate reason to cancel her biopsy and her doctors ordered a chest x-ray as a precaution. The x-ray showed that Jaia had a RHINOVIRUS INFECTION and PNEUMONIA of her left lung. Jaia was immediately admitted to the hospital.

Since then Jaia has been a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit patient at New York Presbyterian where the doctors are fervently treating her pneumonia and transplant; her discharge is indefinite as of now. SaBria and Joshua live on ONE INCOME because SaBria cares for their two children, Jaia and two and a half year old, Josiah at home. Joshua does plumbing and HVAC but because SaBria is needed by Jaia's side at the hospital, Joshua needs to care for Josiah @ home.

It's an unforeseen uphill battle and this young family can use ALL YOUR help to stabilize themselves during this very trying time. Your help by contributing WHATEVER you can for Baby Jaia and her parents, would be GREATLY appreciated in EVERY WAY!

THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE!
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Update 8
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Update 7
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04-22-2017 @ 11:10a
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Update 6
Posted by Sa'Bria Kheni Parker
3 days ago
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Friends and Family have stopped in to see Jaia. Leaving stuffed animals and a beautiful card. Jaia surely is loved to no end!!
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Update 5
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4 days ago
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Please continue to share Jaia's story with everyone!!
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$3,255 of $10k goal

Raised by 64 people in 20 days
Created April 2, 2017
Shelsie B. Datilus  
on behalf of Sa'Bria Kheni Parker
JR
$10
Jael Reeves
1 day ago

I know this is small but hopefully my little can be helpful. Love you sweetie. My prayers are with you and your family.

$100
Ronald Barthelus
1 day ago

I've been very fortunate with my Iittle bundles over the years..Extremely grateful and praying for full healing and restoration this joy ...loving on you from afar little star

RB
$20
Rhonnie Brewer
1 day ago
ED
$60
Eboni Dawkins
2 days ago
BH
$175
Brittany Hardin
2 days ago
$50
Leslie Bradshaw
3 days ago
$20
Jonathan Bates
3 days ago
1
1

Praying for healing and a speedy, full recovery!

TT
$100
Taylor Teichman
3 days ago
$20
Rebecca Derius
5 days ago
$30
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6 days ago
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