Transplant For Peri

$28,450 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 220 people in 28 months
Leah Coombs Griffith
on behalf of Claire Erickson
 RED LODGE, MT
Peri Erickson is a 3 ½ year old living with a rare, life threatening liver disease called Biliary Atresia. Severe complications including an enlarged spleen, nutritional deficiencies and internal bleeding have led to Peri being listed for a liver transplant. Amazingly, Peri's mom, Claire (Griffith) Erickson, is a perfect match and will donate a portion of her liver to Peri as a live donor! After transplant the Erickson family will be in Colorado roughly 3-4 months to recover as they reside in Montana. Her dad, Justin, and older brother, Shay, will be commuting back and forth. Peri is a beautiful, vibrant, and smart little girl; she loves hot chocolate, sharks, Elsa and skiing with her big brother. Her smile and big blue eyes strike all who meet her. The trials and tribulations Peri has undergone have made her stronger and more resilient than most of us could hope to be ourselves. Donations would be greatly appreciated to help with medical expenses and help this little angel thrive more in life.
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We have finally turned the corner! Peri had a second surgery last week to correct the an issue with her splenic artery; her spleen wasn't sharing enough blood with her new liver so the sealed it off. The procedure sent us back to square one and left Peri in lots of pain. After 4 more days in the PICU she was moved to the 6th floor. She is up walking, eating and getting better each day. She still had her PIC line in along with 2 IVs and a drain in her tummy. Hoping to take one IV out along with the drain today. Docs are hopeful that we will be discharged tomorrow! It has been a hard recovery for our little peanut but her spirit is flourishing!

I had an excellent checkup with my surgeon on Tuesday; liver function is back to normal. Feeling well although I still tire easily and have a sore achy mid section. I will return on the 18th flrore blood work and an ultrasound.

This whole experience has been absolutely incredible and we continue to be encouraged by everyone's positivity and support. Thank you all so much for contributing g to this campaign; we are so grateful! Your help has allowed Justin to stay in Denver and not worry about rushing back to work; it has eased our minds so we can care for our daughter; thank you.

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Had a fun makeup party yesterday!!
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Update on Peri:

Peri is still admitted at Children's Hospital. Her liver function is excellent but she has a large amount of fluid in her abdomen that is not resolving. She had a CT scan today and will undergo an ultrasound this evening. Hopefully we can figure out why this is happening and get Peri out on her road to recovery soon!

It's hard to believe a week has gone by since our surgeries! I have been resting up and taking it easy. Thankful for everyone who has reached out to check on us during this time.

Xox
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Claire Erickson
28 months ago
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Hello all! Sounds like I will be getting discharged today! I have had some good days and bad days but hopefully I've turned the corner. Not a big fan of pain meds, been feeling really nauseous and shaky. I think we finally dialed it all in though and I'm anxious to see my baby girl! Peri is exceeding expectations; she is up and taking little walks, eating a bit and has most of her lines out. Let's pray that her recovery continues to go smoothly. Again, thanks to all of you for supporting us during this time! ❤️❤️ Claire

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Claire Erickson
28 months ago
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I am completely overwhelmed by everyone's generosity! I cannot begin to tell you how much your donations mean to us; having a little cushion takes a ton of pressure off and will help us focus on sweet Peri and recovering quickly. Thank you from.the bottom of my heart❤️

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Shannon Paige
28 months ago
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Gazette Article http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/transplant-will-bring-red-lodge-mother-daughter-closer-together-than/article_1fc6cf83-cc72-5247-b63a-37e04b0be28e.html

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Claire Erickson
28 months ago
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Here is a link to this morning's Billings Gazette article about our situation. We are only able to keep up a positive attitude because of the help, prayers and support of people like you! Thank you, thank you, thank you friends and family for so generously contributing to Peri's fund! https://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbillingsgazette.com%2Fnews%2Fstate-and-regional%2Fmontana%2Ftransplant-will-bring-red-lodge-mother-daughter-closer-together-than%2Farticle_1fc6cf83-cc72-5247-b63a-37e04b0be28e.html&h=ATNPfAqQzMPUO3KiBMssH9xuDVbu99alCSSdCXlY7j6ltFgYFs3T1XcwlZle6Y8sZR62DAoefruuh281xlhks60gyEkDUPW203TG4O05_xzPGP-sKvfDTbcbqCP3EU6SAQ2zbuwCQyNocQl__qOBfQ&enc=AZON8IT2xlb-Xr9RcADDXc877XmuVjzdaSw7zWOEu9dqWj6z5tOZeAyoGbQri-x4fGWre5-xHK8kMLdTLVjSo2zSBKIPHsY6rnjC-bmVs0u4yIm3yqSXWZpvGRUGlObI5wXLj06fHhi4zMpmq7BSUUjyWFNlTt3HtFNt_03G0N0Ts2NpWjVijwBnviyMYaH7eBw2bzSgnsPyYvWKaKnJcXmr6gAfcWNcKRXqgnrWDJm-YDoGzKNPI--niMvGbUlsNi1tsZ2B8pJlnD2EXBmg_q-Lg-r_uqPYd5d1fgr8NbU_Eage2LTAOiIO1xt1a3_moi_B3IfGKXRyV4zCSjJ5PO8BkZQN-DOLwyEIV-hr9W-v6OWf-noqhNeWweydSSj-yOHRjY8R-WbQgQt10rIedURAwz8FDXflCzKakJ7xLtmh-A&s=1

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Claire Erickson
28 months ago
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We are at pre-op at University of Colorado hospital today. Our entire team along with Justin and I are buzzing with excitement! Met with Peri's surgeon, Dr. Michael Wachs as well as my surgeon, Dr. Elizabeth Pomfret; they are incredible people with fighting attitudes; couldn't ask for better! Chest x-ray, blood work and a meeting with anesthesia this am. Will keep you all posted on our journey. Love to all of you who are helping us through this. Your prayers, financial and moral support are carrying us along our way and we are eternally grateful. Xox

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Julia Anderson Donohoue
28 months ago

Claire and Peri have both come out of surgery great! Now it's the road to recovery. Please continue to pray for this precious family! Claire is a warrior and this family deserves the best we can give them! Love to all of you who have donated! We can't express enough how grateful we are!

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Hilary Williams Myers
28 months ago

http://www.postindependent.com/news/carbondale-native-and-daughter-will-be-permanently-linked-by-liver-transplant/?fb_action_ids=10209211929642505&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B1105407469570981%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.comments%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

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Created March 9, 2017
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Anonymous
25 months ago
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Robert Ball
26 months ago
$100
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26 months ago
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Will Grandbois
27 months ago
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Erin Morse
27 months ago

Love you !! Roger, Mary and Erin

CA
$25
Carol Allen
27 months ago

Your love and courage is an inspiration to all who have followed your amazing journey. May God's grace and peace continue to be with all of you. Praying the dinner this Saturday will be a huge success.

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Anonymous
27 months ago
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Rebecca Young
27 months ago

Prayers and blessings to Peri and her family.

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Trish & Ken Duffy
27 months ago
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john harnly
27 months ago
Claire Erickson
28 months ago
3
3

Hello all! Sounds like I will be getting discharged today! I have had some good days and bad days but hopefully I've turned the corner. Not a big fan of pain meds, been feeling really nauseous and shaky. I think we finally dialed it all in though and I'm anxious to see my baby girl! Peri is exceeding expectations; she is up and taking little walks, eating a bit and has most of her lines out. Let's pray that her recovery continues to go smoothly. Again, thanks to all of you for supporting us during this time! ❤️❤️ Claire

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Claire Erickson
28 months ago
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3

I am completely overwhelmed by everyone's generosity! I cannot begin to tell you how much your donations mean to us; having a little cushion takes a ton of pressure off and will help us focus on sweet Peri and recovering quickly. Thank you from.the bottom of my heart❤️

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Shannon Paige
28 months ago
2
2

Gazette Article http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/transplant-will-bring-red-lodge-mother-daughter-closer-together-than/article_1fc6cf83-cc72-5247-b63a-37e04b0be28e.html

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Claire Erickson
28 months ago
2
2

Here is a link to this morning's Billings Gazette article about our situation. We are only able to keep up a positive attitude because of the help, prayers and support of people like you! Thank you, thank you, thank you friends and family for so generously contributing to Peri's fund! https://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbillingsgazette.com%2Fnews%2Fstate-and-regional%2Fmontana%2Ftransplant-will-bring-red-lodge-mother-daughter-closer-together-than%2Farticle_1fc6cf83-cc72-5247-b63a-37e04b0be28e.html&h=ATNPfAqQzMPUO3KiBMssH9xuDVbu99alCSSdCXlY7j6ltFgYFs3T1XcwlZle6Y8sZR62DAoefruuh281xlhks60gyEkDUPW203TG4O05_xzPGP-sKvfDTbcbqCP3EU6SAQ2zbuwCQyNocQl__qOBfQ&enc=AZON8IT2xlb-Xr9RcADDXc877XmuVjzdaSw7zWOEu9dqWj6z5tOZeAyoGbQri-x4fGWre5-xHK8kMLdTLVjSo2zSBKIPHsY6rnjC-bmVs0u4yIm3yqSXWZpvGRUGlObI5wXLj06fHhi4zMpmq7BSUUjyWFNlTt3HtFNt_03G0N0Ts2NpWjVijwBnviyMYaH7eBw2bzSgnsPyYvWKaKnJcXmr6gAfcWNcKRXqgnrWDJm-YDoGzKNPI--niMvGbUlsNi1tsZ2B8pJlnD2EXBmg_q-Lg-r_uqPYd5d1fgr8NbU_Eage2LTAOiIO1xt1a3_moi_B3IfGKXRyV4zCSjJ5PO8BkZQN-DOLwyEIV-hr9W-v6OWf-noqhNeWweydSSj-yOHRjY8R-WbQgQt10rIedURAwz8FDXflCzKakJ7xLtmh-A&s=1

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Claire Erickson
28 months ago
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We are at pre-op at University of Colorado hospital today. Our entire team along with Justin and I are buzzing with excitement! Met with Peri's surgeon, Dr. Michael Wachs as well as my surgeon, Dr. Elizabeth Pomfret; they are incredible people with fighting attitudes; couldn't ask for better! Chest x-ray, blood work and a meeting with anesthesia this am. Will keep you all posted on our journey. Love to all of you who are helping us through this. Your prayers, financial and moral support are carrying us along our way and we are eternally grateful. Xox

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Julia Anderson Donohoue
28 months ago

Claire and Peri have both come out of surgery great! Now it's the road to recovery. Please continue to pray for this precious family! Claire is a warrior and this family deserves the best we can give them! Love to all of you who have donated! We can't express enough how grateful we are!

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Hilary Williams Myers
28 months ago

http://www.postindependent.com/news/carbondale-native-and-daughter-will-be-permanently-linked-by-liver-transplant/?fb_action_ids=10209211929642505&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B1105407469570981%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.comments%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

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