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Ellis: 4 Year Old in Kidney Failure

$15,307 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 151 people in 12 months
Created September 30, 2017
Amazing little Ellis with her young, loving spirit needs your help.

Ellis went to the hospital in the beginning of September due to extreme dehydration from campylobacter bacterial infection.  About a week after being released from the hospital for her bacterial infection she had to be rushed to Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC. 

Ellis' family soon found out that she had developed complications from a bacterial gastro-intestinal infection (Campylobacter jejuni) and at the age of 4 her kidneys were failing her. Over the last several weeks her doctors have been trying to jumpstart her kidneys through dialysis, removing toxins and excess fluid from her body.

Ellis' parents, Amy and Stephen, have constantly been by her side. Missing work along with the rising Medical expenses have put Amy and Stephen is a stressful situation. The money we raise here is to help Ellis and her parents in their ongoing struggles.

Ellie’s entire family needs your help getting through this. All we want is to see Ellis' happy and healthy again.

Levine Children's Hospital
Campylobacter jejuni



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We got release from the hospital on October 11th! Whew, 18 days of inpatient treatment.
Ellis still requires dialysis but now she gets to "enjoy" it as an outpatient.
Amy and Ellis will be in Charlotte while she needs to be at Levine during the week for monitoring and treatment. Your support allows them to be together.
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Currently Ellis' kidneys have not started to function yet. She is stable and we are thankful for that and diaylasis!
The nephrologist has tentatively planned to replace Ellis' port for dialysis to a more permanent one at the beginning of next week and then we can continue her treatment as outpatient.
This will still require us to be in Charlotte 3-4 days per week, so we will either apply for the Ronald McDonald house, rent a place or commute.
The doctor is basing all of this on how she's responding to treatment now and what he's seen in the past.
Enjoying some fresh air!
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GoFundMe certainly takes the financial stress off the plate for us.
Currently Ellis' kidneys have not started to function yet. She is stable and we are thankful for that and diaylasis!
The nephrologist has tentatively planned to replace Ellis' port for dialysis to a more permanent one at the beginning of next week and then we can continue her treatment as outpatient.
This will still require us to be in Charlotte 3-4 days per week, so we will either apply for the Ronald McDonald house, rent a place or commute.
The doctor is basing all of this on how she's responding to treatment now and what he's seen in the past.
Thank you to the Brevard College Tornados for bringing a bright smile to sweet Ellie's face.
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$15,307 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 151 people in 12 months
Created September 30, 2017
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