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Nicholas, 4month old baby boy born 6 weeks prematurely fights to maintain. Family trying to raise money to support extensive medical costs.

Nicholas Michael Taylor, born December 6, 2011 was born to his mother Nicole Taylor and father Albert Taylor by emergency cesarean section at 3:22pm. After being giving only an 65% chance of life Nick proved himself stronger than chance and beat those odds.

While pregnant with Nicholas his mother developed preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is classified as one of four high blood pressure disorders that can occur during pregnancy.
lt is defined as high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman who previously had normal blood pressure. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious —even FATAL—complications for the mother and her baby. The only cure for this disorder is delivery of the child.

At 34 weeks 4 days Nicholas was born after his heart rate suddenly plummeted to an extreme low of 23 beats per minute and mom experienced extreme hypertension the Dr decided that was best to save them both. Despite nick's pre-term birth he was a whopping 7lbs. 5oz.

Since then Nicholas has had some major health setbacks. At two months of life he was diagnosed with failure to thrive,gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), alopecia areata,chronic eczema, severe milk protein allergies, and several other nutritional and immune deficiencies. Doctor's are searching for a cause for his lack of growth and progress since birth.

Nicholas has spent much of his young life in and out of hospitals and as a result his mother has barely been able to work. Nick has four other siblings who also need the care and attention from their parents so balancing has been very diffucult for mom and dad. They are now trying hard to make a living off of one income which is next to impossible for them.

Nick is covered through his father's insurance but Albert (nick's dad) is unfortunately part of the SEIU local 25 Union that is currently under scrutiny and negotiations which may result in loss of wages and insurance inturn leaving nick uninsured and uncured. This fund will serve to help with Nicholas' extensive medical costs and related expenses not covered by insurance.

The Taylor family appreciates your generous contributions, kind words and most importantly your prayers. If you have any questions,suggestions or just want to contact a family representative you can call Nicole Taylor (Nick's mom) @ (708)724-0621 or via email at n.taylor022233@gmail.com.

Thank you SO MUCH!!!

LOVE YOU ALL!

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