Jeidyn-Life saving Heart Surgery

$1,718 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 34 months
Susan Lembcke
on behalf of Steve Anderson
 FRIDAY HARBOR, WA

Jeidyn Anderson is 14 years old. She was born with a rare heart defect called Tetrology of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia ( http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/899368-overview).  Since the day she was born life has been a struggle for her and her family.  Her parents were told her life expectancy would be 25 at best.  Due to her current health condition, her life expectancy has been brought to a time much nearer in the future. Cardiologists in both Washington and Oregon have ruled Jeidyn out as inoperable. Dr. Frank L. Hanley who works at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Standford , California specializes in the heart defect Jeidyn has.  Out of desperation and endless hours of research and perseverance Jeidyn’s parents have secured an appointment with Dr. Hanley for an initial meeting on May 19th, preliminary surgery May 23rd and major surgery May 25th. The surgery itself will be paid in full.  The recovery period will be approximately a month, so it will be a little over a month that they need to stay in California.  The help Steve and Lysa Anderson (Jeidyn’s parents) need is with Jeidyn’s medical transport to and from her surgery, their traveling to and from California as well as living and housing expenses while staying with Jeidyn.  They will need to rent a car to get to the hospital as well as getting back to where they will be staying.  If you don’t have the means to help financially anything you can do would help, prayers, kind thoughts of healing and recovery, sharing this Go Fund Me with others or if you know of someone in or near Stanford,California who has a place that  Lysa & Steve Anderson could stay, if you know someone who could contribute, if you know places to share this and get the word out ANYTHING would help.  Without Steve & Lysa being there with her, there will be no life-saving surgery.  If this was your child and you were in the same situation, you would know that NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL. The more people that know about this the more likely we can make this happen.  PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS. To get this far and to be prevented by these expenses, would be heartbreaking for her family, all those who know and love Jeidyn and of course, Jeidyn herself. I am setting the dollar amount to an amount that will cover their basic expenses and a little extra in case complications arise and their stay is longer than planned. It would be amazing to make Jeidyn’s long time wish to know what it’s like to run, a reality. I am asking as Steve & Lysa Anderson’s long-time friend, who knows how much they have sacrificed, what good parents they are and what good people they are, that you think about this and consider the good it could do.  Steve & Lysa have agreed that if they get any amount of money beyond what they need they will take that money and put it toward another family who is going through a similar life or death situation. Thank you in advance for any help you can give.
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Update 7
Posted by Susan Lembcke
30 months ago
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An update from Jeidyn's Mom. This is such great news!

Jeidyn finally got to get out of bed for about an hour today. She is getting better and better everyday. They also tested her on her speech valve for a short time, 15 minutes for today and she did amazing. I can't tell you how awesome it was too hear her voice. Next in line, getting her back to being able to eat again. We are meeting with all her doctors and therapists at 3 today to go over all goals and see where she goes from here. I will make another update when we figure all that out. Prayers are definitely working, keep em coming. Thank you everyone for showing so much care and compassion. We all feel the love and love you all right back. #goodday #godhearsyou
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Update 6
Posted by Susan Lembcke
31 months ago
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Meet Dr. Hanley, Jeidyn's miracle worker. Don't know where we would be without him. She is still getting a trach, but he says she does not need to go back into surgery, she just needs some time. So we'll definitely be here all summer and probably longer but he reassured us that she will get better. And things should start moving along faster once the trach is placed which will hopefully be before Friday. #patienceisavirtue
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Update 5
Posted by Susan Lembcke
31 months ago
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Following is an update from Jeidyn's Mom...

Yay! Jeidyn is finally awake, off the ventilator, and feisty as ever! They also took out 2 of her 3 chest tubes. The last one should be coming out later today. She is doing wonderful! She still needs a little support with her breathing but that's to be expected so they have her on a c-pap machine to just assist airflow but the breaths are all hers. Should only need it a day or two. They are going try and start her on clear liquids tomorrow to get something in her belly. A very happy day! Rest time is over. Time to be at her Beck and call and I couldn't be happier! Next step is to get her out of ICU and in a normal room in a few days then out of the hospital and back to Ronald McDonald house. It's a wonderful day!

Things are looking really good! Please keep sharing. There is still a desperate need for funds for the remaining time that Jeidyn's family will be staying in California. Every little bit counts and will help with basic expenses such as food and lodging.

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Update 4
Posted by Susan Lembcke
32 months ago
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Jeidyn has developed a bit of a fever. 103.7 Her blood pressure is a little low and heart rate a little high. they are testing for where the infection is coming from. Prayer warriors needed! We pray this is nothing serious but we can't help being concerned. Will keep you informed on her progress. #worried
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$1,718 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 34 months
Created March 12, 2016
Susan Lembcke
on behalf of Steve Anderson
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Love you all.

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My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this very stressful time. Big hugs to you Steve. Love ya ❤

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Lysa!

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