Gavin Winslow is beating the odds and is about to celebrate his first birthday. Gavin is my wife’s cousinâ€™s son and he was born on February 23, 2006 with end-stage renal failure, or congenital kidney failure. Gavy was born with only 10-15% function in one of his kidneys, and 0% functions in the other. He was admitted to Childrenâ€™s hospital of Wisconsin immediately after his birth and started on peritoneal dialysis.
Gavin is a fighter and a tough little guy who is beating the odds every day as he gets ready for his kidney transplant. Gavin’s family and friends have come together and helped raise $95,778.67 (as of 2/15/07) to help offset the cost of Gavin’s transplant and transplant-related expenses. Visit www.savebabygavin.com for more details on Gavinâ€™s journey.
Gavinâ€™s mom Jill and my wife Kristin put together this video to celebrate his first birthday. Check it out and visit www.savebabygavin.com and donate to help Gavin celebrate many more birthdays.
I apologize as this is a little off-topic for this blog but I wanted to bring as much attention as I could to the Save Baby Gavin website and blog. My wife's cousin Jill has a beautiful little boy named Gavin. Gavin was born on February 23, 2006 with end-stage renal failure, or congenital kidney failure. Gavin was born with only 10-15% function in one of his kidneys, and 0% function in the other. He was admitted to Children's hospital of Wisconsin immediately after his birth and started on peritoneal dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis means that he is hooked up to a machine at home every night for 10 hours to “clean out” his blood. Without a kidney transplant, Gavin will not survive.
We are launching an initial fundraising campaign to help Gavin's family with costs not covered by private insurance. Our goal is to raise $100,000 for Gavin's account, which is managed by the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA). COTA is a national, nonprofit 501©3 charity dedicated to helping families raise funds for transplant-related expenses.
Please visit the Save Baby Gavin site and donate anything you can. If you can, please blog about this and link to Gavinâ€™s site to get a wider distribution of this. Thank you.