Help Grayson come home!

$15,918 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 189 people in 42 months
Natalie Esposito Capano
on behalf of Gabrielle Pohlman
 ALLENDALE, NJ
Our dear friends, Gabrielle & Brent Pohlman had the most beautiful baby boy 8 months ago. Grayson was born seven weeks premature and with a congenital heart defect that required open heart surgery to repair his heart. The family relocated to Philadelphia in mid-December so that Grayson could undergo surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Grayson had surgery on December 15th. Unfortunately, there have been many complications and Grayson still remains in the hospital. He developed a severe infection on Christmas and then had to undergo a second open heart surgery to repair a residual hole in his heart that was preventing him from recovering and making him sicker. Grayson unfortunately remains at CHOP and can't be discharged because he needs to be on three IV antibiotics as a result of the severity of the infection. Gabrielle and Brent are concerned, as we all are, that a longer stay in the hospital could lead to another infection or catching a virus. We all want Grayson to come home to recover in the safety of his own home. The only way to do this is to have around the clock nursing care to administer and monitor his IV antibiotics. Their insurance will not pay for the nursing care. Gabrielle and Brent have been through so much both this past month and in the months prior to surgery and coming home to New Jersey to the support of their friends and family will help nurse Grayson back to health. In order for Grayson to come home, we need to raise this money as soon as possible. Please consider donating so Grayson, our hero, can come home and recover and get healthy in the comfort of his own home. Gabrielle and Brent are two of the most generous, thoughful people we know. They both give so much of themselves to their friends, family and community. It's our turn to now help them in their time of need. Many people have asked what you can do to help.....this is how, please bring Grayson home! Your generosity and thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.
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From Gabrielle and Brent:
We have great news to report...after five long weeks, Grayson was discharged this morning and we are on our way HOME!!!!! We can't thank everyone enough for their prayers, love and support and for enabling us to bring Grayson home to finish his IV antibiotics and to recover in the comfort of his own home! This has been the hardest five weeks of our lives but we are so grateful for our strong, beautiful boy and that we get to bring him home. We continue to pray for all the other beautiful little babies and their families that are still there fighting the fight. We can't wait to be home!!!!

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Brent and I are absolutely humbled, overwhelmed and beyond grateful for the love and support we have received. Our friends started this page because some people locally had voiced their desire to help out during this difficult time. We could never have imagined that it would take off like this and that friends, family, and people who we have never met would be so caring and generous to our family. Because of your donations, we have been able to start the process of putting all the pieces together to get Grayson discharged and brought home hopefully early next week. By that time he will have about three additional weeks of antibiotics left in his course of treatment. As the days go on here and he continues to show improvement, the need to get him out of the hospital environment and into the comforts of his own home grows. We still have a long way to go but we can't wait to have our little miracle home and to all be under one roof again. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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We are so overwhelmed and grateful by the generosity and love that has been shown to Grayson. In just a couple days Gabrielle and Brent have seen an incredible amount of support and how much Grayson is loved by friends and family and how much Grayson has touched people. With your help Gabrielle and Brent are one step closer to getting Grayson home. He continues to progress and show so much improvement. Thank you so much and please continue to share Grayson's story with all.
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$15,918 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 189 people in 42 months
Created January 9, 2016
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SM
$50
Sue Mayers
42 months ago

Many prayers and good thoughts going out to Grayson and his family from our family - The Evans Family

FC
$200
Francesco Casini
42 months ago

un abbraccio grosso grosso a Grayson ed a tutti voi con affetto. Francesco

JH
$250
James Hughes
42 months ago
LK
$100
Lisa Kunkel
42 months ago
MG
$100
Magdalena Giandomenico
42 months ago
OL
$20
Oscar Leon
42 months ago
JS
$50
Jill Salama
42 months ago

Wishing all the best for Grayson. Sending lots of love

BL
$100
Bill Levy
42 months ago
$12
Anonymous
42 months ago
CS
$36
Carolyn Szlamkowicz
42 months ago
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