Go Fund Me page.Eight-year-old Bailee has been fund raising for a 1 1/2 and has raised $300 for multiple. Her latest challenge is to raised $10,000 to help a family friend, who is batting congestive heart. You can donate on her
Bailee has raised $815 in 13 days and she attempts to reach her goal.
Here's a the story from her Go Fund Me page.
Bailee is 8 years old and has been in the fundraising world for 1 1/2
years she has raised $3000 for multiple projects this will be her
biggest yet with a goal of $10,000...to benefit
Erica is a 28
year old mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. She is also a
cancer survivor and now suffers from congestive heart failure due to
In 2007, a biopsy done on a lump in her neck
lead to a stage III Hodgkin's Lymphoma diagnosis. At 22, Erica went on
to receive a six month ABVD chemotherapy regimen which resulted in
remission in 2008. She met her husband in 2009 and "started over" hoping
to leave her medical nightmare behind her. She was told she would never
be able to conceive due to chemotherapy and a history of PCOS
(Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) but to her surprise, she found herself
pregnant in 2011. After getting over the initial shock, the excitement
was overwhelming, until her 20 week ultrasound appnt. Within ten minutes
she was being sent into Boston via ambulance due to an incompetent
cervix. She was dialated and her water was about to break. After a
procedure called a "cerclage" in which the cervix is sewn shut to
prevent pre term labor, Erica was on bed rest both in and out of the
hospital for three and a half months until she went into labor at 34
weeks. On December 4, 2011 her miracle baby was born at 4lbs 14oz.
Healthy and excited, Mom, Dad, and baby arrived home together on
Within two days of being home symptoms like shortness
of breath and severe chest pain ensued. On December 10th her husband
rushed her to the hospital after she was having difficulty breathing
where she was admitted to the ICU and diagnosed with heart failure. Her
heart had an ejection fraction (measurement of how well your heart is
pumping) of 20%.
Over the last two years her heart function has
dropped to 10% and Erica was placed in a medically induced coma and med
flighted to Boston on December 1st, 2013 due to sepsis. Her body had
began going into complete organ failure. After about five days of being
intubated and drained of about 23L of fluid, the medical staff woke her
up. She was released from the hospital on December 10th with a PICC line
in place to receive IV heart failure drugs around the clock while at
home with her family.
Erica continues to be extremely positive and
maintains a good sense of humor while battling end-stage heart failure.
She is now on the heart transplant list and waiting for the gift of
Please help Bailee reach her goal!!!
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