On April 1st around 1:30 AM a very tragic incident took place. Our dear friend, Destiny Hoyt, was involved in a roll over car accident. She was ejected from the vehicle and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. She is currently in a coma and has suffered very severe brain trauma.
As of right now she has no medical insurance, and hospital expenses are rising quickly. Doctors are at a loss as to how to further treat her injuries The Hoyt family has to make some crucial decisions quickly; and the purpose of this gofundme is to help cover medical expenses and possible future funeral arrangements.
Destiny has a heart of gold. She is the sunshine on a rainy day. She's hell on heels and whiskey in a teacup. Always the one to go out of her way to help a friend in need, and its now our time to return the favor.
The Hoyt family is asking for your prayers and are hoping for a miracle. Please help us ease the financial burden that they are facing at this time. Anything and everything helps.
Tinley is 13 months and from birth she has had a heart murmur, which was known to us as an "innocent heart murmur". At her one year checkup, the doctors suggested an echocardiogram for further evaluation.
On March 7th we went in for her heart echo, it was there that we discovered that she has a rare congenital heart defect called Atrioventricular Septo Defect (AVSD). AVSD is a condition where the heart has not fully developed. The condition has left Tinley with three holes in her heart and a malformation of the two valves within the heart (Tricuspid & Mitral valves). These valves are normally separated by heart tissue which divides the right side and left side of the heart. In Tinley's case, the tissue that divides the heart (atrial & ventricular septum) has multiple holes in it. Because the heart did not fully develop, this caused the two heart valves to be connected as one, this is known as a common valve.
We were referred to the University of Michigan Motts children's hospital for additional follow-up and open heart surgery.
Within a week, we were scheduled for an EKG, a second heart echo, chest x-ray, blood work and a heart catherization.
All tests (except the heart catherization) were completed on March 16th, on March 17th we were suppose to return back to Michigan for her heart cat procedure. But to our surprise and to God’s glory, the heart catherization was cancelled later that evening! Tinley’s pulmonary heart pressure had decreased to a safe level within a week! Which now meant that we would be able to have the open heart surgery within 30 or so days.
While at Michigan we learned that the surgery would take 3-4 hours and that she would need to be in PICU the first week. The doctor said that we should plan on Tinley being in the hospital for a month with an additional 2 – 3 weeks at home after she's released.
We are anticipating living in Ann Arbor for the next month, your support will allow us to remain near Tinley and to see her through the surgery and post recovery care.
We plan on posting all updates here, please check in often to see how's she doing or signup below for alerts.
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Three year old Andre has been an active and healthy little boy up until one week ago when he came down with the influenza virus. Suddenly, in less than 24 hours he was admitted to Valley Childrens Hospital, ICU, and he has been fighting for his life ever since. He has been diagnosed with ANEC. This is a very rare condition that has only affected 155 children in the world.
His mother Kamareia has obviously not left her babys side, and with this said, she is going to be unable to return to her fulltime job with the state of CA anytime soon.
There is nothing any of us can do other than send our love, prayers and healing thoughts, but we can help ease the stress of the bills that still need to be paid at home.
Please if you are able to donate, do so. Any amount donated will be hugely appreciated. If even half of my friends is able to donate even 1$, it will make a difference. If you are in the Fresno area and are unable to donate money but would still like to help in some way, I am sure magazines, books, cards, food, games, etc. would also be much appreciated. I can arrange for pick-up and delivery (please send me pm on fb). You thoughts and prayers are especially important for the family at this time.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!