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This fundraiser ended on 02/14/11

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Benefiting the family of Austin Blackwell ... donations to assist Rodney and Arin with financial obligations related to care Baby Austin

On August 11, 2010 Austin was born! Mommy and Daddy (Arin & Rodney Blackwell) thought they had a health baby boy, but on the second day of life Austin was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He was rushed to Cook Children's Hospital on August 12, to have a heart cath to open up a valve to let better blood flow to his lungs so other organs would be able to get oxygen. On August 13, Austin went in for open heart surgery, the Norwood Procedure. He was not responding well from the surgery and the doctors where doing everything they could to get him stable. A few days later he developed hpyertension, then had a stroke. Since then, they have had really rocky days and really great days.

In January 2011, Austin was finally able to go home with Arin & Rodney, but requiring around the clock care, medications, and oxygen. His lungs need to improve so that he can have the next surgery to correct his heart defect.

Medical bills are beginning to come in from his hospitalization and Arin was let go from her job in December.

Your prayers, thoughts, encouragement, and (if able) your financial assistance will help them to stay afloat. This fundraiser is just to help raise a small portion of some upcoming known medical expenses.

Please note that we are using this website for the purpose of organizing the fundraiser. DONATIONS ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

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