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This is the Help Baby Mason fund. The funds will be used for Mason's medical costs and related expenses not covered by insurance.

Mason was born on March 2nd, 2012 at 9lbs 6.6 oz. He was born with a coarctation of his aorta, which is a narrowing of the vessel, reducing blood flow to the rest of his body. The doctors say Mason should be okay, but his parents will have to watch him for quite a while, when he starts walking, running, playing sports, and so on.
He had a thoracotomy incision to repair this on March 16, 2012.
Mason was also born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, which is repairable through numerous surgeries.
This happens once out of around 700 babies, in the United States. Mason had to recieve a G-Tube, which was put in because Mason couldn't eat properly through his mouth, due to the cleft lip and palate
The first three months of the pregnancy is when this could happen to a baby. The defect is cause by bones and the inside of the mouth not properly fusing during those first months. Mason is scheduled to get both his lip, palate, and tooth ridge within the next 6 years. Lip is first, at around 3 moths of age, second his palate at around 10 months of age, and last the tooth ridge at around 6 years of age.
When the doctors got Mason to Winnie Palmer, they realized he had a hiatal hernia, which was repaired on March 27, 2012. A hiatal hernia is a condition where part of the stomach moves upward, through a large opening.
Mason was also born with calcium deposits, which the doctors are looking into still. There is no new information about them.Calcium deposits are like scars, they will always be there, he might be affected by them, or he might not.
So far, Mason has two large scars from his procedures.
One of them is on his back and side, same side as his heart, and the other right down his abdomen to his pubic region.
I know your donationa nd words of encouragement will help Mason's mommy and daddy out so much!!

Sarah B.
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