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Ended Mar 10, 2020

  

Braxton Kane Wingrove was born at 7:03 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 25 weeks gestation, weighing just 15.8 ounces, and only 10 3/4 inches long. After his birth, Braxton fought like hell for hours and is now holding his own. He's still very critical, but from his first breath, Braxton has shown the world that he is one hell of a fighter. His parents, Megan Price and John Wingrove, are so very proud of him and are holding onto faith that with time Braxton will be healed. Here is a post from Megan at noon on 2/14/2020:

 

“Now that we are able to breathe a little bit, we wanted to give a full update and run down on our sweet Braxton. Monday, we went in for a regular Dr.s appointment and found out that between our 19th-week appointments to the 25th week, something went wrong. The fluid around Braxton was almost completely gone at Monday’s appointment. We are not sure what happened, but we thought things were going well after they admitted me because the fluid started to rise; however, Wednesday, his heart rate was dropping, and oxygen wasn't getting through the cord.

So they decided it was time to take him 2/12/2020 @ 7:03 pm sweet Braxton entered the world via C- section... He was 15.8 ounces and 10 inches long. Both of Braxton’s lungs collapsed, and he was bleeding internally from his brain, lungs, and around his umbilical. While in recovery, the Dr.s spoke with us and didn’t think Braxton was going to make it through the night. But Braxton proved them wrong and fought through a rough 24 hours.

On Thursday, the specialists sat down with us and said that they had done all they could do to save him. Ultimately they recommended that we transfer him to Cooks in Ft. Worth. But Thursday afternoon, during the low point of this unexpected journey, God sent us an angel. Dr. Patel flew in from California and said he was going to save our baby boy.

We are now past 36 hours, and Braxton continues to put up the ultimate fight. His heart rate is stable, and his oxygen levels are improving. He's responding to momma and daddy's voices with a kick and a wrinkled brow. He does, however, have a tube in the right lung, and the left one is in the same shape. He is still on the ventilator, and they have him on pain meds to keep him sedated so his little body can rest and grow.

We are taking this 1 hour at a time. We were thankful to find out this morning the brain bleed looks like it has stopped. Just waiting and praying for the other internal bleeding to stop. He truly is fighting for his life. He is the tiniest warrior, and we are so proud of him. We have a very long road ahead of us and cannot thank our family and friends enough for all the love and support we have been given.

Our world has been flipped and transformed overnight, and to have so many prayers and love sent our way means so much to us. Please know that we are grateful for every single one of you!!! We love you all & look forward to this journey with everyone praying and cheering on our tiny warrior!!! Thank you to the family members that have taken care of Hunter. And a HUGE thank you to Dr. Libson, who knew that Braxton needed to be taken from momma's belly early so that he could have a fighting chance. #Microwarrior”

 

Megan has been through so much this past year as her beautiful son Hudson passed away in March of 2019.  Hudson is a former Ride to Give child whom we raised $11,370 for in 2018 to support two years of cranial band therapy. Hudson was born at 30 weeks gestation, and at 18 days old, he was diagnosed with a very rare chromosome deletion, 19p13.2 - 19p13.12. At the time, Hudson was the only child reported in Texas and the 3rd reported case worldwide with this specific deletion. We know how broken she was after Hudson’s passing, and we were excited to hear she and her partner John were expecting a new baby.

But after reading about Braxton’s early birth, we knew we had to help this family again.

When we spoke with Megan, she said her world feels like it has been turned upside-down. John has had to take off work to Megan as she is having a hard time after the surgery and to be there for little Braxton. After Megan is released from the hospital, they are going to get a hotel since making the hour-plus drive from the hospital home is not advised with Braxton in such critical condition. They were wholly unprepared to give birth at 25 weeks and are truly living life moment by moment.

Please help Ride to Give support Megan, John, and big brother Hunter as they navigate these early days of what is sure to be a long, long road ahead. And please keep baby Braxton in your prayers.

 

At the time of launch, there is no prayer/support page for Braxton but will share if one is posted. Please follow Ride to Give on Facebook for all updates. 

*Contributions are solicited with the understanding that the donee organization (Ride to Give, 501c3 tax ID 46-2952297) has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. Questions about how your donation is used can be answered on our website at http://bit.ly/2g1vWSe.

 

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