Mother seeks help for baby in need of surgery

Mother seeks help for baby in need of surgery
Hailie Parkridge is in need of open-heart surgery. (Source: KARK-TV)

SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - Little Hailie Parkridge recently celebrated her first birthday and her mother is working to find out if her daughter will have to travel out of state for open-heart surgery.

According to a report from KARK, the child suffers from both congenital heart disease and DiGeorge Syndrome. The syndrome happens with part of chromosome 22 is missing.

Hannah Parkridge said her daughter weighs about 15 pounds and did not cry or breathe when she was born.

The baby was on oxygen for two days and was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. From there, she had emergency heart surgery when she was two and a half weeks old and was in the hospital's NICU for the first two months of her life.

Now, the child needs another open-heart surgery and she is in need of a doctor in Stanford, Calif.

Parkridge said her daughter may not survive much longer without the surgery and that the family has set up a GoFund Me page to help pay for expenses.

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