Harper's Healthy Heart Fund

$2,350 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 23 people in 22 months
Courtney Carlson  FARGO, ND
Harper was born with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)--the left side of Harper's heart did not fully develop.

Harper had her first open heart surgery at just 5 days old, her second at just 4 months old and just had her third open heart surgery at the age of 2 years old at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Harper is currently dealing with PTSD from surgery as well as fluid in her right lung. She has a long road to recovery ahead of her.

This fund is to help Harper and her mom with medical and travel expenses as well as time missed from work for surgery and to take Harper to appointments as her mom is currently taking time without pay for this. 

Please help Harper and her mom in this time of need. Any donation is greatly appreciated.
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Update 4
Posted by Courtney Carlson
21 months ago
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Harper has slowly been improving. Her right lung looks better and she passed her swallow study. Their only recommendation was to avoid straws. Harper still has Physical Therapy but seems to be thriving as days pass.
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Update 3
Posted by Courtney Carlson
22 months ago
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Harper had a swallow study earlier this week and hated every minute of it. However, the results came back positive-the only recommendation is to avoid straws!
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Update 2
Posted by Courtney Carlson
22 months ago
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Harper was back at the doctor yesterday to discuss some swallowing issues she has been experiencing since surgery. Harper will now be scheduled for a video swallowing evaluation to make sure she is not aspirating on liquids. Hoping for the best possible outcome in the days to come!
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Update 1
Posted by Courtney Carlson
22 months ago
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Harper has come a long way since her 3rd open heart surgery but still has a long road to full recovery.
Harper had a follow up appointment Wednesday. She still has fluid in her right lung. She is going to be kept on a high dose of Lasix and has another follow up with an echo and x-ray right before the 4th of July.
Harper is still dealing with night terrors and sweats. She has spent many nights cuddling with mommy in bed. Although we hope over time this will improve we are unsure how long it will take.
We appreciate all your support and donations are more than generous during this time!
Harper after surgery
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$2,350 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 23 people in 22 months
Created June 11, 2015
Courtney Carlson  
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