I have someone very special for you to meet!
This is Nolan
Nolan is a beautiful, happy baby boy. He was born on Dec 9th 2011. On July 16th 2012 Nolan was hospitalized and diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick and enlarged. The thickening can make it harder for blood to leave the heart, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. It also can make it harder for the heart to relax and fill with blood.
After 3 weeks in the hospital Nolan was sent home. On Aug 24th 2012 Nolan was re-hospitalized to find out his heart condition has only gotten worse. Nolan is being put on the heart transplant list and transferred to a hospital out of state.
During this entire hospital stay Nolan’s parents have stayed by his side. They will continue to stay with him. Unfortunately, now they are out of paid time off.
Even though little Nolan is ill, he still fills our days with smiles and does his best to stay a happy baby boy!
How you can help:
We ask for prayers for Nolan who is now officially on the heart transplant list. Nolan has to remain healthy enough while he’s waiting to receive a new heart to remain on the list.
We then ask for prayers for the family, whoever they may be, who will donate their child’s organs. In the midst of their pain, they will choose to save a life. Although we don’t know who or when this will happen, we weep for their loss and also rejoice in their generosity and love.
In an effort to try and help Nolan’s family stay strong and not have to be worrying about the bills to come we have set up a donation fund for Nolan.
Please check out We Heart Nolan’s official Facebook page to find ‘We Heart Nolan’ bracelets, auctions and other fund-raising events to help support this lovely family.
You can make out your checks to: “We Heart Nolan” and they can be either mailed or dropped off to ANY First Niagara Bank!
You can make PayPal payments to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also make donations through:
It all ends up at the same place! ♥
Please be sure to ‘Like’ Nolan’s Facebook page to show your support and receive updates on how this adorable little boy is doing and new auctions and events: http://www.facebook.com/WeHeartNolan
Thank you so much for your support! We appreciate you all so much!
On a personal note from Listen2Thea: I’m hoping my post will help generate awareness to this situation and that people will share their generosity. I think about the bus attendant who was bullied by children on the bus and that people donated thousands of dollars to her.
THIS cause is so much more important in my opinion so please, help if you can, any way that you can.
Please re-post this blog post to spread the word as this is truly important.