Brayden's Broken Heart
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Brayden will be 6 years old in December of 2014, but his mental and physical abilities are delayed due to complications of his Heart Condition, known as CCTGA. We are asking for your help, for when the time comes that Brayden must have Heart Surgery. More ...

Brayden will be 6 years old in December of 2014, but his mental and physical abilities are that of a toddler due to complications of his Heart Condition known as CCTGA.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 by the time Brayden goes for his Major Heart Surgery, in order to help his family cover daily and monthly expenses. His mother and father might have to take upwards of a month or 2 off of work in order to be by Braydens side and to help him recover. Brayden's Doctors will let his family know when he is strong enough for the surgery, which could be any time in the near future.

About Brayden: 

-He had his first heart surgery at 3 months old, and now has a pacemaker.

-Brayden lives in Red Deer with his parents and 3 older siblings. His family moved from Saskatchewan in order to be closer to The Childrens Hospital where he will need to have his surgery. They chose Red Deer because it was between Calgary and Edmonton where they must travel monthly for Brayden to visit all kinds of Specialists (Doctors).

-He received a Scholarship to attend Aspire (Aspire Special Needs Resource) in Red Deer from the age of 3 to 5. He learned some sign language while there, and can also say a few simple words, but 'cookie' is his favorite. Although he is still learning to walk and talk, Brayden now attends Kindergarten where he is able to continue to interact with other children.

-He is learning to use a walker to get around, but still prefers to crawl and pull himself up around the house. When the family leaves the house, Brayden is pushed in a stroller or his wheelchair since he is unable to walk on his own. 

-His heart condition has lead to many other problems and expenses. For example, Brayden has already had ear implants, cataract surgery, and dental surgery requiring hospital care. Brayden may likely require life long care. 

-He loves to watch cartoons and to play with his brothers and sister. Cookies are his favorite snack. He loves splashing around in the pool during the summer and listening to music while riding in the family van. He and his family are huge Rider Fans and Brayden loves to be part of the excitement when the games are on TV.

How your Donations will help:

The goal is to have enough funds to cover basic household bills and travel expenses while Brayden is in the Hospital, such as rent, power, electricity & water, groceries, gas, hotels and meals. Funds may also be used for mobility equipment such as a larger wheelchair, walkers, and foot & ankle braces, as well as dental appointments, medication, educational items, etc.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read a bit about Brayden and his family. God Bless all those who are able to donate, and for those who cannot, we ask that you please say a prayer for Brayden and his family. Thank you.

Thank You! 

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