Rally for Claire (Evans) Lanthier

$66,385 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 574 people in 2 months
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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October 7, 2018

After lots of tests, poking, and prodding, the doctors haven't really reached a conclusion -- mostly guesses -- as to what is going on with Claire.

But things have gotten back to some semblance of "normal" so the hospital is discharging her tomorrow (Monday, October 8) to head back home to be with Aaron, Zack, and family.

The saga continues, as God leads this incredible family down a path of His choosing, for His honor and glory.

Please continue to offer prayers!
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October 5, 2018

When Zack brought Claire into the ER the other day, Claire's BP was dangerously low they were told that Claire was septic. So yes, another life-threatening scare.

Claire had paracentesis (removal of fluid in the belly) today. The doctors are trying to figure out why she has been experiencing pain in that region and what is in the fluid. They were also supposed to do an MRI on the liver.

So more tests, more IV's, more time in the hospital (and some pretty cruddy food now that she is on the hospital floor instead of in ICU o the burn unit). And now, head-scratching from the hospital staff as they try to figure out what is going on.

Many of you know that Zack and Claire were going to throw a big "Welcome Home" party tomorrow (Saturday, October 5), but that had to be cancelled because obviously, Claire is not home.

Please offer some First Friday and First Saturday prayers for Zack, Claire, and Aaron. They're free to give and they do wonders. Thank you!
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Sorry that we haven't updated in quite a while. The news has been the same. Tonight we learned that Claire has a possible blood infection and is in need of prayers. I promise to update everyone once we know the details. Please, in your charity pray for her and Zack! God bless.
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September 12, 2018

GREAT NEWS!!!!! Claire was released from the hospital yesterday!

Turns out the hospital needed the space for incoming burn patients so they offered Claire a room on the general hospital floor. After the amazing care they received in the burn unit, Zack and Claire were concerned about the care they would receive as well as the possibility of further infection outside the unit.

The nurses in the burn unit taught Zack how to do wound care, how to administer Claire's medications, and to monitor her pain so as to keep it under control. Claire now has the greatest nurse she could ask for at home... her husband Zack!

Happily, Claire gets to be with her baby and the family gets to be together again at home where they belong.

It's interesting that the doctors initially said Claire would be in the hospital up to six months. Well, with all the prayers and miracles, she proved them wrong.

Zack will be keeping a close watch on his wife for any signs of infection or other troubles. But with momma an baby reunited, home appears to be the place where they all belong.

Claire continues on her long road to recovery, but already, the stress and anxiety of being separated from Aaron has melted away.

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