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Help baby Leo with his open heart surgery
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Ended Nov 15, 2013
My name is Fallon Wertz, and my husband Timothy and I were just faced with a very trying situation for our family.
Our unborn baby, Leo was just diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease. He has an extremely rare heart defect called Interrupted Aortic ...
My name is Fallon Wertz, and my husband Timothy and I were just faced with a very trying situation for our family.
Our unborn baby, Leo was just diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease. He has an extremely rare heart defect called Interrupted Aortic Arch Type A (IAA type A) with Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), and Aortic Stenosis. Meaning his little heart has a 7mm hole through his septal wall, along with an extremely undersized aorta. The most serious defect to his heart is that his aortic artery (the main artery that supplies blood to the body) was not formed correctly and did not continue to form all of the way around his heart as it should have. If this defect is not fixed directly after birth baby Leo would have no way of getting blood to the lower half of his body, causing massive organ failure, heart failure, and shock starting within hours after birth. Only about 3 in every 1 million babies born have this defect, and most of them are not as fortunate to discover this defect in the womb.
Baby Leo will be sent to the NICU at Akron Children's Hospital directly after birth and be placed on a medication that will keep the flood flowing to his lower half until he is stable enough to undergo open heart surgery a few days later.
Our family needs your help to make sure that we can be by Leo's side every step of the way. Your donation will go toward medical expenses, gas expenses for the daily trips to the hospital to see our baby, and any unpaid medical bills.
Leo has a great team of doctors and surgeons ready for his arrival on July 7th. They've spent countless hours planning for this rare surgery. Leo will be in the NICU and PICU for a month. Please help him so he can have his mommy, daddy, and big brothers there with him.
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