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February 8th through February 22nd
On August 27th Tara and Jason Mahoney of Fort Ann went to their routine 20 week where they learned their baby’s heart appeared to be shifted. On September 2nd they received the devastating news that their baby, Braxton, has Right Sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia- CDH. In CDH the diaphragm does not develop completely, leaving a hole and allowing abdominal organs to migrate in to the chest. When this occurs it does not leave enough space for the baby’s lungs to develop appropriately therefor making it hard for the baby to breathe.
CDH requires vigorous resuscitation and ventilation within minutes of birth, repair surgery in the following days and lifelong symptoms ranging in severity. Baby Braxton will most likely need ECMO, the highest form of life support, and Tara and Jason are being told he will be too sick for ECMO along with painfully low survival rates.
Given the low odds local hospitals have given them, Tara and Jason have decided to give their baby the best chance at life by temporarily relocating to John’s Hopkins All Children’s hospital in St.Petersburg, Fl in early November. Though this decision was an easy one to make given the survival rates and expertise of the team at JHACH it will be hard emotionally, mentally and financially. Travel, lodging, the Pandemic and uncertainties with the Ronald McDonald House as well as their regular monthly bills should not be what they are worried about while watching their baby fight for his life.
In times like these we all say “What can I do?”. This is where you can start. Please consider donating and helping to take even the smallest amount of financial burden off of this family. Please donate by clicking here!
Help a Whitehall family in need!
The Washington County, NY – Department of Public Safety. 911 Communications Center began receiving reports of storm related incidents in the area of the Village of Whitehall and immediately surrounding areas in the Town of Whitehall and Town of Dresden. As the storms brought significant amounts of rain to the Whitehall area, accompanied with thunder, lightning and strong winds – the village area experienced flooding in multiple locations. Shirley and Robert Belden sustained significant damage to their home with over 3 feet of water, losing everything on the first floor including appliances, furniture, electronics and furnace, and will need to gut the entire first floor in order to be able to occupy their home again. They are currently displaced and are staying with family. Unfortunately, they did not have insurance to cover this disaster. Donations of funds, furniture, appliances, or a storage unit would all be appreciated. Click here for more information and to help!
This is a fundraiser for Bill and Jacob Hurley. They are not only homeless, from the storm that flooded and uprooted Whitehall, but also were unable to take any of their belongings inside the home due to Washington County Department of Code Enforcement ruling the home as too hazardous.
All proceeds will go towards clothes, food and shelter expenses for Jacob and his father during this rough time.
Tri-County United Way Launches Local Volunteer Portal
Tri-County United Way knows that volunteers make a difference. It is our mission to be a leader in community partnership building and to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. We work to connect volunteers and agencies, in a community-wide effort to deliver needed health and human services programs.
We’re pleased to announce that more than thirty nonprofit agencies in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties are now publishing their volunteer opportunities and events on Volunteer Connection, Tri-County United Way’s new solution to local volunteerism.
Put your talents to work. Whether it’s helping out at a drive-thru food pantry, becoming a medical transportation driver, or enhancing your resume by joining an award-winning team of VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistant) volunteers, there are currently over forty virtual and non-virtual volunteer opportunities on Volunteer Connection, https://volunteer.tricountyunitedway.org/ to choose from.
Have you or a loved one?: Been forced or manipulated into unwanted sexual contact? Been pressured for sex or a sexual act you weren’t ready for by a dating partner? Found signs you may have been sexually assaulted and unable to remember what happened? If you answered yes to any of these questions and live in Saratoga or Washington Counties, Wellspring is here to help by providing judgement free support for anyone affected by sexual assault. Call our hotline 24 hours a day, 518-584-8188 all services are free and confidential. To learn more visit wellspringcares.org/radio
WARREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
50 Gurney Lane. Queensbury, NY 12804
One of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment is transportation.
That’s why the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides patients in need with free rides to treatment. And we need your help.
Volunteers have provided hundreds of thousands of rides for patients, but the need for drivers continues to accelerate.
Please consider becoming a volunteer driver. Volunteers donate their time and can provide as many rides as they want.
All drivers must have:
- A current, valid driver’s license
- A good driving record
- Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
- Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access
- Proof of car insurance
Learn more or sign up today at www.cancer.org/volunteer