Conquering Everest Update

Baby Everest has been approved for a heart transplant. It could take up to six months before he receives a new heart. Meanwhile the bills are piling up. The family could use financial assistance.

Please consider donating. Any amount is appreciated.

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Conquering Everest

I don’t often write blogs asking for donations. This is an exception.

Everest is a month old baby who was born with Complex Congenital Heart Disease. Within days of his birth his parents learned he had a problem with his heart. He has one ventricle that works. The other three and his aorta are blocked or severely damaged. At first they thought he could have heart reconstruction surgery when he reached six months of age. Then he developed a strange abnormal heart rhythm over the weekend. The doctors planned to do his Norwood surgery this week. The day before his abnormal heart rhythm became more sustained. Further examination showed the top half of his heart and his ventricle are too weak to withstand the surgery. He would have died.

Now his only chance at life is a heart transplant. He has several factors against him. 1) He is on the highest dose of a heart medication, 2) He had twelve transfusions. If he has antibodies, he might not be eligible, 3) Time. He is now totally dependent on machines. Some infants can survive a few months on machines, most do not. Infant hearts are hard to get. Most infants do not live long enough to get a new heart.

Everest is a beautiful, sweet baby who is fighting for his life.  Just watching videos of his interactions with his parents shows how he brings joy. He smiles at everyone. This small infant has touched my heart in many ways.

His medical bills are piling up. His parents need spiritual and financial assistance. If you can find it in your heart, please pray for a miracle for baby Everest that he gets a new heart, pray for his parents whose hearts are breaking.

If you can, please donate to the gofundme account for Everest. Any amount is appreciated.

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