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Little baby Nolan Lawrence has an extremely rare combination of Congenital Heart Defects. Please join us in raising funds of support!

Michelle and John Lawrence are an amazing couple. Sharing a strong work ethic, family values and a love for life’s adventures, they are the kind of people you want to be around all of the time.  They’re also first in line to help anyone in need. Now, we’re asking you to look into your heart and to please help them.

Michelle and John are just starting their family. Nolan Maynard Lawrence was born on October 6th 2014 and we are overjoyed to have him join the clan! However, with this joy we carry a weight. We are all deeply concerned for Nolans health because of his heart condition. 

This is Little Nolan Lawrence’s story. It is only the beginning. We have strong faith that we’ll be sharing many good news updates soon!

During a routine ultrasound, Michelle and John learned that their little boy’s heart did not look “normal.” You can imagine the fear, panic and emotional stress receiving a message like that brings. After being referred to the cardiology unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio for a fetal echocardiogram, Little Lawrence was diagnosed with an extremely rare combination of heart defects that affect less than 1 in 10,000 births.  He has Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV), with a Straddling Mitral Valve (SMV) and multiple Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD).  Many things are uncertain at this point, though we do know that the condition is surgically treatable, and many babies go on to live happy, healthy lives. 

Within a few hours of birth, Nolan was transferred to the Cardio Thoracic Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Children’s for further testing and observation.  He will undergo a series of palliative closed and open heart surgeries that will enable his heart to function, though not completely repair the defects.  This is a condition that will be with Little Nolan Lawrence his entire life. He will be followed closely by his cardiologist to make sure he receives top notch care now and in the future.

This fund is to help the Lawrence family with out of pocket costs that insurance won’t cover, and also to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defects by bringing a face to these life-threatening conditions.  In general, CHDs are the most common type of birth defect in the United States and a leading cause of birth defect-associated infant illness and death. Any funds not used will go directly to research for Congenital Heart Defects.

Michelle, John and Nolan need all of the positive energy we can send to them. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Please consider donating generously to this fund, so we can help Michelle and John focus on what is most important; their beautiful baby, Nolan.

If you would prefer to send a check,  make checks payable to “Love for Little Lawrence” and mail your donation to:

KEMBA Financial Credit Union

4311 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43214

I will be sharing regular updates to keep family and friends informed.

If you have any questions please feel free to click the contact me link

If you would like to send Michelle and John a message of support you can do so at: love4littlelawrence@gmail.com

Our family thanks you for taking the time to read about this journey

 

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