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This is a story of a amazing boy who faught so hard for life..Now baby derek family is in need..open ur hearts to help them in this sad time

This is the start and end to a beautiful life. Derek w Good Jr. is a 1year old baby who has been fighting for his life since birth. He was born premature at only 22weeks on August 12th 2010 without a heartbeat, the nicu Dr was ready to give up and his father went and started tapping at his heart n after a few seconds his heart started with his father feeling his first beat. He was then on a ventalator for a month, then remained on oxygen for the next few months, just when they thought Derek was coming home they found out his eyes were going bad from being premature and all the oxygen he was on. He had 3 surgeries on his eyes trying to save his sight. Right before his 3rd vitrectomy on his right eye he got real sick and put back on a ventalator. A few weeks later in February 2011 they put a trachea in to help with the airway. He didnt take well to the trach the next 4 months he was in and out of comas. The Doctors didn't think he would pull through but with prayers and faith from his family and friends he is awake and just celebrated his 1st birthday August 12th 2011, although he has never got to leave the hospital yet we know he will, he is such a fighter. He has limited vision if any at this time, severe BPD in his lungs and a enlarged heart due to it working over time to make up for his lungs. We need help buying a ventalator machine, also medical expenses the insurance is not picking up. His mother and father are unable to work right now due to needing to be with Derek and also have other children at home that need them to so they also need help with daily expenses, Derek is a hour away from their home and its hard with gas right now. Derek also needs a lens put in his left eye that he can't see out of right now, after his last eye surgery they took his lens out and didn't replace it, so he needs help getting a eye specialist. Any donations is greatly needed and appreciated. Also prayers to get our family through this fight. This story was written in August Baby Derek lost his long 1yr fight and past away Sept 3rd, 2011. Were in need of money to help with funeral costs and left over medical bills..God Bless
If you would prefer to send a check please send to: Jacqueline Elliott
1209 Peeler Dr. Apt. C Fostoria, Oh 44830 any phone calls (567)2071224 Thank You and may God bless you and your family!!!
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