I am raising funds for our little brother Adam. At just 7 years old, he faces medical struggles that would rival that of the very old and inform. Our baby brother has suffered from heart issues for most of his life. Today, coronary artery disease is complicating his already severe heart problems. His heart is weak and sick, with deadly plaque building up in his arteries and threatening his life.
Most people think coronary artery disease is something only adults experience, but many children can suffer from this condition as well. According to ChildrensHealth.com, 1 in 250 children are affected annually. (https://www.childrens.com/specialties-services/specialty-centers-and-programs/heart-center/conditions/coronary-artery-disease). Mayo Clinic says that coronary artery disease “develops when the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients (coronary arteries) become damaged or diseased. Cholesterol-containing deposits (plaque) in your arteries and inflammation are usually to blame for coronary artery disease.”
If we don’t treat Adam’s condition, the complications could be life-threatening.
Thankfully, heart problems like Adam’s can be cured by those with the financial means to pay for medical care. Unfortunately for our family, we do not have the funds to pay for Adam’s treatments.
Adam is the love of our life. He brings light and joy to us all with his unbounded joy and love of football, music, and school. He is a friend to everyone who meets him and is a cherished member of our family. So our heartbreak over his struggles is profoundly painful. As his health worsens, he is too weak to play football and too sick to go to school. We are watching him waste away.
To keep Adam alive, he will require regular treatments and medication as well as lab tests, x-rays, and eventually, open-heart surgery. If he doesn’t get treated right away, Adam will likely experience irreversible heart damage and possibly death.
The cost of all of these critical treatments will be at least $75,870, a price that is virtually unattainable for our family without help. Our parents can barely rub together two pennies for food and shelter. We are uninsured and cannot afford the treatments that would help Adam to recover.
My other siblings and I are turning to the world to help save Adam. We are hoping to raise funds so our beloved little brother can receive the medical attention he needs to survive and thrive.
I am calling on the community to help Adam, since our lack of funds prevents us from helping him. With your help, we can raise the funds to help Adam start treatment immediately. If everyone chips in, even in small amounts, we may be able to give Adam the treatment he so desperately needs and deserves.
Adam’s dream is to become a medical doctor so he can help people they way doctors have helped him. He always tells us how much he would love to treat sick people.
Please help us get Adam the treatment he needs to survive and thrive so he can help heal others as much as he has been helped.
Our family thanks you sincerely for any assistance you can offer.