Central Maine 9 Year Old Battling CF Needs Our Help
A parent's worst nightmare is to have a child that has some sort of health problem. We don't even like it when our kids have a stuffy nose. Well, imagine what it would be like to have a child born with a horrible, rare and terminal illness like Cystic Fibrosis.
That's exactly what happened 9 years ago to Jake and Jessica Mathews of Whitefield. Their little girl Caroline was born with a bowel obstruction, which led to surgery just after birth, followed by the discovery of Cystic Fibrosis.
CF is a degenerative disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestines. Most people hear the term 'CF' and they think "breathing issues". While true, it is SO much more than that.
Caroline has spent an incredible amount of her last 9 years in and out of Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland where they are fighting to maintain the lung function she still has. She has already undergone countless operations and even had a lobe of her right lung removed to try and slow down these recurring infections.
The family is now at a point where they really could use our help. Caroline's mom, Jessica, has had to stop working full time in order to care for her. Jake, Jessica's husband and Caroline's Dad, works very hard to support the family and maintain their home. Caroline has five brothers and sisters so you can imagine what that must be like for dad!
Caroline has health insurance, and for that we are so glad. But health insurance doesn't cover things like groceries, electric bills, school clothes for her siblings and fuel for the cars. That's where you come in. If you can find it in your heart to give, even just a little, this family would be forever grateful for your contribution.
No child should ever be sick. Ever. Let's band together and help sweet Caroline and her family. Click here to access the Go Fund Me account that was set up by a friend of the family!