Transplant For Peri

$27,190 of $35k goal

Raised by 210 people in 1 month
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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Update 2
Posted by Claire Erickson
21 days ago
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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.

❤️❤️❤️C
Had a fun makeup party yesterday!!
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Update 1
Posted by Claire Erickson
28 days ago
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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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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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$27,190 of $35k goal

Raised by 210 people in 1 month
Created March 9, 2017
Leah Coombs Griffith  
on behalf of Claire Erickson
$150
Darcy Pastian
1 hour ago

On behalf of my Younique customers, this is the first installment. They are amazing and have been following Peri and Claire very closely. Wirh Much Love! Xoxo

MP
$10
Marcia Provost
21 hours ago
DC
$200
Denise and Jeff Chesnut
1 day ago
RD
$50
Roxanne Draves
4 days ago

We're praying for complete success and recovery!

TW
$100
Tim Weamer
6 days ago
LH
$200
Laurel Hunter
6 days ago

The gift of life. Prayers for your family, and that super adorable little girl!!

JN
$100
Jacque Nason
7 days ago
$200
Anonymous
12 days ago
JB
$200
Joan & Jake Boyles
13 days ago

Your family is in our hearts and prayers.

$1,000
Anonymous
21 days ago
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Claire Erickson
1 month 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
1 month ago
3
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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
1
1

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
1 month 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
1 month 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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