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This fundraiser ended on 06/14/12

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The family of 2 1/2 yr old Jake are raising money to help with expenses that insurance wouldn't cover during his heart surgery and recovery.

I am trying to raise money for a 2 1/2 year old little boy that came into my life about 2 years ago. Jake was born to a drug addicted mother 11 weeks premature. He had a twin brother that passed away 2 days after they were born. I took custody of Jake when he was 5-6 months old. After he was born he was kept in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital in Knoxville for almost 2 months. His mother didn't even visit him while he was in there. When Jake came home to her, she had made arrangements to sell him to a woman who had 5 children (one passed away from neglect and the other 4 were taken by the State). When I found out her plans I stepped in and took custody of this beautiful little boy and hope to adopt him, soon. Due to his premature birth, he has health problems and tomorrow June 5, 2012 he has to have heart surgery to place a balloon in a valve that has become narrow. Without the surgery his breathing is affected. He has to have breathing treatments because his oxygen levels drop dangerously low. We have to monitor his breathing, watch his color to make sure he is getting the oxygen he needs to survive. I am a hairdresser and I do hair out of my home so I can be with Jake. I am asking for some help because when you work for yourself you don't have vacation pay, sick pay, personal pay. If you don't work, you don't get paid. I will be at the hospital by Jake's side for his surgery and spend a few weeks to a month during his recovery period focusing on getting him better. Please help me with the expenses of living so I can concentrate on him. Please do it for this angel of a child. He needs you!
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