6 month old Mia is facing a double lung transplant. Funds raised will help Sarah stay home to care for Mia until the call comes for them to travel to Houston for a minimum 3 months stay while Mia undergoes the transplant. Please donate today to this loving family that needs our support to traverse the hard road ahead.
On March 18th Sarah took Mia to the hospital because she was having a very hard time breathing. At 5 ½ months old she could not catch her breath. Mia spent over two weeks in the hospital, Sarah by her side the whole time, undergoing continual testing to try to figure out what is causing this beautiful, happy baby to not be able to breathe.
During this initial stay at Cook Childrens in Fort Worth, Mia was: put under twice, had a CT scan, heart catheter, bronchoscopy, and a lung biopsy. It is determined that she has emphysema and the lungs of a 70 year old that has smoked their whole life. Sections of the biopsy have been sent to doctors and labs across the country to try to figure out the cause. At this point it is still undetermined, and all the doctors can say is that this is VERY RARE. We don’t know why, but we know that Mia will not make it through life with the lungs she currently has and she is now waiting on a new set.
Although Mia has been sent home while she waits for new lungs, she requires constant care from Sarah. She is on oxygen which is her life support system right now. The lung disease is causing her pulmonary hypertension which needs to be constantly monitored because it is very dangerous.
Jeff & Sarah (Texas Aggie class of '93 & '97 respectively) are a dual income family that reside in Keller, TX. They work hard to care for their girls, Jourdan (age 10) and Mia. Sarah, who teaches, will not be able to return to the classroom this school year and most likely will be out for the next school year as well. Right now, Sarah and Jeff need to focus on Mia’s full recovery. They do not need to worry about how they are going to financially keep their home going without Sarah’s income.
We, as friends and family, cannot physically heal Mia. We have to leave that up to God and her amazing doctors. BUT, we CAN support the family!! They need our help! Anything you can donate, no matter how small is so greatly appreciated. If you are unable to donate, we kindly ask you to pray for Mia and keep her in your thoughts. We unite to support our beloved family & friends, Sarah, Jeff, Jourdan & MIRACLE MIA!!
Our family thanks you for your prayers, support, and donations.
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