Meet just a few of our recipients...

To date, The Aubrey's Angels Foundation has assisted over 36 local families within our community and has given out over $85,000 in funds to assist these families during their time of need.  The children listed below are just a small snapshot of our recipients. With your help and support, our foundation will continue to spread the love and kindness to other families in need.  Please participate in our fundraisers throughout the year and share our mission with others so that  we can continue to give back!!  HELP US, HELP OTHERS!

Breanne Butler - Spinal Bifida

Breanne was diagnosed before birth at 22 weeks gestation with Spinal Bifida (Myelomeningocele). Breanne's family sought out medical advice from the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania and elected to be a part of a clinical trial program there studying her diagnosis and recovery.  Breanne was delivered at 27 weeks gestation via C-section in order to minimize additional damage to her spine. Within 36 hours of her delivery she was undergoing surgery to close up the opening in her back. Over the past 11 years Breanne has undergone multiple surgeries to continue to correct issues and complications caused by the spinal bifida.  She will continue to treatment for her condition throughout her life as needed. 

Chloe Chapman - Short Bowel Syndrome

Chloe was born with very little small intestine. She receives her nourishement (TPN) via a central line. Over the last 3 years Chloe has endured many setbacks including central line replacements and infections as well as  pesky viruses just to name a few.  In November of 2015, Chloe had an isolated blowel transplant only to have the graft removed in December of 2015 due to rejection.  Chloe will ultimately need a multiviseral transplant in the future for her long term survival.

Chloe Chapman - Short Bowel Syndrome

Chloe was born with very little small intestine. She receives her nourishement (TPN) via a central line. Over the last 3 years Chloe has endured many setbacks including central line replacements and infections as well as  pesky viruses just to name a few.  In November of 2015, Chloe had an isolated blowel transplant only to have the graft removed in December of 2015 due to rejection.  Chloe will ultimately need a multiviseral transplant in the future for her long term survival.

Ethan Oxley - Bilateral Microtia Atresia

Ethan was born without ears and ear canals and was diagnosed deaf at birth.  He began treatment at Riley Children's Hospital and and received his first hearing aid at 3 months of age.  Over the past 4 years Ethan has undergone numerous surgeries to give him ears, ear canals and improve his hearing.  Ethan will continue to undergo treatment for his condition for an undetermined amount of time.

 

Hannah Badali - Tetralogy of Fallot

Hannah was born with a congenital heart defect where there was a hole between the right and left ventricles of her heart as well as a narrowing of her pulmonary valve.  With this condition Hannah was not able to pump enough oxygenated blood throughout her body.  Hannah had repair surgery on Jan 14th, 2016.  She is doing well and will continue to be monitored closely in the future. She may need more surgery in the future to keep her healthy.

Dustin Marcum - Neuroblastoma (Stage 3 Cancer)

Dustin was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer at 22 months of age on November 23, 2015.  He has undergone multiple weeks of chemo and numerous CT Scans and X-Rays.  Doctors are hopeful that the chemo will shrink the tumor enough so that it can be surgically removed.  Dustin has a long road ahead of him but look at that smile! 

Benton Medeiros - Congenital Heart Defect/Stroke

Benton was born with a congenital heart defect where his left and right ventricles were reversed and he had a narrowing in his aorta.  To date, Benton has undergone 2 open heart surgeries and will need a 3rd at some point in the future to fully repair his heart.  After his 2nd surgery, the doctors removed his central line and it released a blood clot to his brain and Benton suffered a severe stroke at 3 months old . He is now 3 years old and wheel chair bound.  Benton continues physical therapy due to his stroke, he is not able to communicate and has been diagnosed legally blind.  Benton is currently attending SN Preschool where he enjoys interacting with other children. 
 

Blake Burriss - Ependymoma

Blake was diagnosed with Grade III Ependymoma at 11 years of age.  Ependymoma is a disease in which cancer cells formed in the tissues of his brain and attaches to the central nervous system. Blake had a gross total resection (Doctors were able to remove it all)  in December of 2014, followed by 33 rounds of Proton Radiation.  Blake is currently undergoing treatments for radiation necrosis, a side effect from his radiation treatments.


 

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