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This fundraiser ended on 11/13/11

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All donations from this fund raiser will be deeply appreciated and will go towards fuel and transportation expenses related to Char's care.

Charleigh is a small bowel baby with a central line. Her central line keeps causing infections in her body and she has lost all but one venous access. She is currently on the waiting list to receive a small bowel transplant. In her short life, she has had 13 line placements. That makes 19 surgeries total in the less than the 3 years she has been on Earth. We almost lost her last year due to a line infection that went septic. She was on ECMO and a ventilator for 2 weeks. She has had over 20 hospital stays and about 30 ER trips. She had one life-flight and 5 ambulance rides. She already had a 3 month stay at the Institute. She has been home about 7 months out of these almost three years and not consecutively. She is on 14 hours of TPN and 8 hours of tube feeds. So many numbers have defined her short span of life thus far.

She is currently inpatient at The Children's Institute in Pittsburgh in a last chance attempt to bump her oral intake and wean her TPN down a little. She is facing a future where she will be a status 1 on the transplant list.

Charleigh's mom is unable to work as she is a full time caregiver for Charleigh's extensive and complex medical needs. Char's dad just re-started working after being unemployed for a year. Living on one income is very stressful right now as Char's mom has to travel back and forth every day to the Institute. The family also had to get new tires on their vehicle which was a huge set back of $438.

Any help you can provide for our family is so greatly appreciated right now. We truly love each and every one of you who have prayed, helped and supported us.

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