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This fundraiser ended on 11/20/12

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Please show your support! The sisters of AGD are uniting with family and friends to raise money to help w/ medical expenses for Baby Gauge.

Gauge was born to Stacie and Derek Parker on 07/19/12 weighing 9 lbs and 19 inches long. From the moment he was born he has been on a trying journey that has proven himself as a determined fighter. See Gauge was born with fluid in his lungs which caused him to turn purple shortly after being born. His parents were only able to hold him for a few minutes before he was whisked away by nurses and transferred over an hour away from home to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. The next day, Gauge had a lung collapse which resulted in him receiving chest tube, iv through his belly button, and put on ventilator that was hooked to a tube in his tummy to let air out. During his stay at Bronson, Gauge had a roller-coaster events including being diagnosed with pneumothorax, swollen lungs, high blood pressure, another incident where his lung collapsed, and along with a wide variety of other issues. However, throughout it all, Gauge still held on and fought. When Gauge was two weeks old, he made his 2nd journey traveling 100 miles by helicopter to U of M in Ann Arbor. Upon his arrival at U of M, he was put on EMCO. Shortly later his parents learn the cause of their trying journey which turned out that Gauge was born with pneumonia that was caused by a small tear in amniotic sac. The tear was so small that it would be hard for doctors to detect and predict the events that have unfolded. Gauge is over an 1 ½ hours away from home and his parents are staying in Ann Arbor while his older brothers are at home with family and friends. It is unknown how long Gauge will be in the hospital and although his family has insurance it does not cover everything and expenses have been accumulating. The sisters of AGD would like to ask you to show your support to the Parker family in any way that you can. Please keep Gauge and his family in your prayers and we thank you for any help and donations that you make.
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