Rally for Claire (Evans) Lanthier

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Raised by 470 people in 11 days
Created August 4, 2018
Zack and Claire Lanthier were married in July 2017 and a year later, were very excited to welcome their first child into the world. The pregnancy was going well until complications started to emerge. Then the beginnings of a heart-breaking nightmare began to unfold.

Little Aaron was born prematurely on Wednesday, August 1st and was delivered by emergency C-section. His health took a sharp downturn when he suddenly stopped breathing. Aaron was taken to the ICU where it was discovered he had an infection. Worse, Claire also came down with an infection that required immediate surgery. It was so aggressive, that Claire had four separate surgeries to remove all of it (it had invaded a large amount of tissue including several organs). The doctors worked frantically to eradicate the infection, but sadly, didn't expect her to live.  By a miracle, Claire has beat the odds, but she is still in critical condition. As with any medical treatment, the cost (so far) of treating her and her newborn son has been astronomical. Zack has been with his wife the entire time so their income has stopped. The continued treatment and recovery will take months and will certainly be financially devastating. 

It is hard to determine how much all the bills will add up to, but Zack and Claire are in urgent need of financial assistance to help them cover all the costs and stay on their feet. 

In the meantime, prayers are requested and much appreciated. We hope that in your charity, you are able to help in some way so this beautiful young couple  and their newborn son make it through this very trying time.
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August 15, 2018 - Feast of the Assumption

We just got news that Claire was back in surgery today and that now the doctors are cutting muscle. There seems to be no end to this infection roaring back to life.

The disappointing news is now the doctors are not permitting the baby into the burn unit to see Claire at all. They are concerned about infection. So on top of the seeming never-ending surgeries, Claire won't be able to see her newborn son in person.

It's been a long day and we continue to entrust the care of Claire, Aaron, and Zack into the hands of Our Lady. Surely, God's plans are always better than our own. We continue to pray for an end to this infection and for the strength to use this suffering well.
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August 14, 2018

Claire was moved to the burn unit last night (Monday) around 11 p.m. where they have the expertise to deal with Claire's wounds. They have also moved an additional bed into the room so that Zack can stay with her.

After being told that baby Aaron could visit yesterday, Zack and Claire were disappointed when that didn't happen. Their spirits went up exponentially today when Aaron was allowed in Claire's room. We were told that Aaron will be discharged by the hospital on Sunday and will be with Zack and Claire's family. Fortunately, the hospital will be allowing the baby to visit with Claire in the burn unit after initially being told that he wouldn't be allowed.

Claire is going in for yet another surgery this evening for more exploratory skin removal. Since her surgery won't take place until all the other scheduled surgeries for the evening. it's not known what time it will happen. Of course, the more surgeries she has, the longer the recovery. We were told that her gall bladder removal will take place sooner than later as no skin grafting can take place until that's taken care of.

We apologize for sounding repetitious, but we can't emphasize enough how much your prayers and notes of concern and encouragement are helping. Please continue to share and help Zack, Claire, and Aaron through this very trying time. Thank you and God bless you!
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August 13, 2018

It's been a very difficult day as Claire was taken into surgery for three hours. This time to not only remove more skin, but to also cut muscle. The doctors say that her gall bladder needs to be removed, but it won't be done right away.

In addition, there has been a build up of fluids in her body so more tubes have been inserted to drain as much as possible. She is supposed to be moved to the burn unit later today.

Claire is still in critical condition as the infection and all its effects continue to take their toll.

We hope that you will continue to find ways to share Claire's information in hopes that even more people will contribute their prayers. We have discovered that medical science doesn't have all the answers as we put our trust in God.
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August 12, 2018

Just a quick update...

Claire didn't go into surgery this morning as had been scheduled yesterday. The doctors gave the okay to have the IV that had been inserted into Claire's neck relocated to her arm. Also, the feeding tube that had been inserted through her nose was removed today. Claire has been able to eat solid food which tastes much better than the liquid stuff that was being pumped into her body.

Baby Aaron was able to leave ICU today to spend some much needed mommy-baby time in Claire's room. Still no word about having Claire moved up to the Burn Unit.

Claire continues to make baby steps of progress which has been encouraging to the doctors and family. It was a very blessed feast day of St. Clare!

Thank you all again for your continued prayers and support.
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