Helping the Beckners and Their New Baby Boy!

Helping the Beckners and Their New Baby Boy!

From Peter Eck

We are raising funds for little Henry Beckner, born to Jason and Julia Beckner on June 24th. During his first week of life Henry will undergo major heart surgery at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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        Julia and Jason welcomed their fourth child, Henry Beckner, into the world June 24th at 2:20am. Henry arrived like a champ, weighing 5 lbs. 15 oz and measuring 18 1/2 inches long at birth. He is beautiful in every way!  However, after initial smiles, snuggles, and feeding with mom and dad, a few tests revealed a serious problem with Henry's heart. Henry's pulmonary veins, the vital veins that carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium, are connected to the right side, or right atrium, of his heart. Within his first week he will need life-saving heart surgery to correct the pulmonary veins to give the oxygenated blood access to the left atrium.  Currently, Julia and Jason are very thankful that he is happy and doing great on his first day of life. All newborns arrive with an opening between the left and right sides of their heart, which in Henry's case is allowing the oxygenated blood to flow from the right to the left. The opening will close soon which makes the surgery life-saving and emergent.  Julia and Jason are so thankful he is a healthy 5 lbs. 15 oz. at birth so he is a candidate for major heart surgery. 

       The money raised will help to offset the cost of medical bills, housing for Jason and Julia near the hospital where Henry will be and other related expenses. Please consider a donation of any level or sharing this with others who may be able to help. Thank you so much and God bless! 

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