I am walking with my friend Kristy, and her little boy, Christopher James. Here is his story:
Christopher was born February 8, 2010 at 27 weeks (13 weeks early) at 2lbs 14oz. He was in the NICU for 10 weeks. While there he had 1 spinal tap, 1 lumbar puncture, 5 blood transfusion, light therapy, and tube feedings. He was on and off a ventilator. He coded his 2nd day of life and CPR was performed to save his life. He had to learn to breath, eat and maintain normal body temperature while in the NICU. He came home April 20, 2010 at 7lbs. At 9 months of age he was diagnosed with Periventricular Leukomalasia (PVL) which is brain damage of the white matter of the brain. In most cases, PVL ends up as cerebral palsy. He is currently getting therapy 5 times a week and are praying he will sit, crawl and walk one day. -Kristy
So far, I have raised $215. I have a modest goal of $350, but, of course would love to raise more. So please if you can donate, it would be appreciated. It is easy online, just click the badged on this page to the right on 'Donate Now'. If everyone reading this donates just $5 image how much that would add up to... it is less then your daily Starbuck's coffee.
Thank you everyone for your support!