Unborn Belgrade Baby To Undergo Heart Surgery Upon Delivery [Benefit]
Baby Tucker is due on June 13th and he is slated for heart surgery right after that. His parents are going to need a little help to cover travel and medical expenses. There is a fundraiser scheduled for Saturday May 18th. Find out how you can help this little baby that will be going through a major surgery.
Come rain or shine to the benefit for Tucker.
On Saturday May 18th from 11am-6pm we will be having a “donation only” free bbq, with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and a drink. Children’s activities to include face painting, bounce house, crazy hair and nails, and more carnival type games. There will be door prizes, and raffle ticket drawings throughout the day, with some amazing donated items, and then the silent auction from 4-6. All this will take place at the South side of the Belgrade Middle School. In the parking lot and grass. In case of inclement weather all activities WILL still take place INSIDE the school cafeteria, watch for signs!
A Benefit Fund is set up at First Montana Bank. All funds will help with medical costs and travel and living expenses while they are there. Here are some more details about the event;
About the Family:
Travis Volkman, Pam (Gaworski) Volkman, and their children Tyler, Kaylene, and Teigen, are blessed to be expecting a new addition to their family. Tucker Vance Volkman is due to be born on June 13, 2013. Travis has been the Industrial Technology teacher at the Belgrade Middle School for the past five years. Pam is scheduled to graduate in May with a Spanish teaching degree. Both Travis and Pam strive to better their community through education and commitment.
Baby Tucker has been diagnosed with several medical conditions. The first disorder, called Situs Inversus, means that his liver, stomach, and heart are all on the opposite sides of their proper locations. The second, and most concerning disorder, is a combination of issues which when combined become a life threatening heart condition. The right and left functions of the heart are reversed, the left side is underdeveloped and non-functioning, and the two major arteries are both connected to the right ventricle instead of one artery per ventricle. Baby Tucker is therefore going to require a series of heart surgeries, the first immediately upon birth at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, in order to correct these major life threatening issues.