Save Aaron’s Broken Heart
My name is Elizabeth Tanner and I am mom to 4 wonderful boys Nicholas 14, Noah 9, Ethan would be 6 and Aaron whom this blog is for is 4 years old. Aaron was born 4 years ago with a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. It is a very major heart defect that only the left side of your heart works. He has had three open heart surgeries amongst others and as of May 30th he is in renal failure and now is going to need a kidney transplant.
I was just informed today that his heart is not handling the stress and is suffering – he is going to need a heart transplant at the same time making him one of a very few that need a multiple organ transplant. I am beside myself, I truly do not know how much more I can handle.
Aaron’s last hospital stay…
- Aarons last hospital stay
4 years ago – 6 weeks after Aaron was born we lost our then 27 month old son Ethan to what is called hypotropic cardiomyopathy. It was devastating to our family he was never diagnosed so it happened very suddenly. Through our family and friends, with there emotional support and love we have made it this far.
I am starting this blog because I really want to share Aarons story with many. He is a miracle and the biggest fighter you have ever seen.
God has a reason for all things in this life, we do not know what it holds for us. Aaron is here for a purpose I have been told that by many people. So I have to share with the world what is happening. Ethan was here on this earth for such a short time but he was here long enough for Aaron to be born. We have suffered immensely by his loss. I cannot even put my grief and the grief of my family into words.
I keep trying to put aside my grief, to care for my son Aaron. We are truly going to need help from the outside. We have to start fundraising efforts. The transplant will take place at UCLA Health System. He will have to wait until one is available. I don’t know much about the process but I will learn all I can in whatever time frame that is given to me.
It is going to cost more than our insurance covers, we have a lifetime maximum of $350,000 and we are already very close to capping out. His anti-rejection medication, after surgery alone is more than $7,000 a month. We need help.
How you can help:
If you are in a place to make a donation here are a couple of options:
1. Make a check payable to The Aaron Tanner Heart Foundation and mail it to: Bank Of Agriculture
c/o Aaron Tanner Heart Foundation
2251 Balfour Road,
Brentwood, CA 94513
My number is 925-899-1010.