Join Khloe's Fight for Life!

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Raised by 97 people in 52 months
At 10 days old, our daughter Khloe was home with us on a regular Sunday, when she suddenly stopped breathing. We rushed our newborn to the ER and after a  transfer to UF Children's hospital (Shand's), Khloe was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).  

Khloe fought for her life for more than 2 agonizing weeks before she was able to stable enough for her first of three open heart surgeries. 

After 4 weeks in the hospital, we were finally able to bring Khloe home. But everything is not "back to normal" as naively thought. I have had to take an unexpected unpaid leave of absence until Khloe is one because of her compromised immune system and corresponding delayed vaccination schedule. We had expected money to be tight with a new baby but we never anticipated all the extra medical bills and facing all of that with half of the income we thought we would have. 

Khloe is a fighter. She fought for 10 days without her CHD diagnose (the expected lifespan with this diagnosis is 2 days without intervention), she fought through a sever protein allergy, and she is fighting again as we gear up for her 2nd open heart surgery.

We never thought that we would be here, asking for emotional and financial help, but life has thrown a curve ball. Please help us help our daughter continue her courageous fight! This next surgery will bring a new onslaught of medical bills and those coupled with the decrease in income means we are never quite sure how each month we will make ends meet. Anything you can give is greatly appreciated, and especially if money is not an option, any prayers or thoughts you can send to Khloe are treasured. 

Khloe's next surgery date is February 16th. We are so appreciative of your support.

~Kristi and Jonathan~
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Guess who's home? Sorry the update has taken so long. Ms. Khloe was released one week after her 2nd open heart surgery. Recovery at home has been wonderful and terrible. Her agonizing headaches have gotten better, but she is still so uncomfortable...it makes for tired mom & dad..but so thankful she is home! Thank you to all who have contributed. Please contribute or pray for her recovery as you feel led. We appreciate your support so much!
Khloe's 1st clinic post 2nd surgery
Echo cardiogram at clinic
Tired mom & Khloe..but @ home....
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Thank you so much for your support of our baby girl whether monetarily or through prayer. She is making great strides in her recovery and as of yesterday, was off the ventilator. We still have a long way to go! Please think about sharing or contributing as we have many months to go! Happy Valentine's Day!
Saying hi to mom
Khloe's 1st night post-op
Look, no breathing tube!
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A few pics of Khloe through her journey including our weekly cardiac lab visits and her most recent cardiac cath lab to see if she was a good candidate for her next procedure. Second open heart surgery is February 16th!
Smiling through the pain in the cath lab
Tuckered out from cath lab
Laughing at weekly cardiac clinic
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For all those who have donated we have Khloe's Krew bracelets available. If you'd like one please send me your address and we will get it to you.
Kristi.hill43@Gmail.com
Or you can text Jonathan or Kristi
Thanks so much for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers, please continue to check caring bridge for Khloe's weekly updates .
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Raised by 97 people in 52 months
Created September 9, 2014
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Anonymous
27 months ago
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$200
Monica Fernandez
44 months ago

We are still praying for baby girl and your family.

LL
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linda lauderdale
45 months ago

You are in my thoughts every day.

MH
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Mitchell Hipp
45 months ago

God bless and good luck

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$100
Raleigh Faust
45 months ago

The Faust-Kennard Family (Asher, Ruby, Elora, Jade, Jadon, Adra, and Raleigh send you strength and Prayers. Be strong Love us.

$100
Pam Kelly
45 months ago

Praying for your sweet family!

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