fundraiser set for Maddie Duman
There will be a Benefit Dinner to be held for Madison Duman on Sunday, October 20th, 2013 at the Prairie Elementary School from 4:30-7:00. Live and silent auction items will be available.
Little Madison Duman, daughter of Nate and Kelsie, was born happy and healthy. Two months later her strong jaundice look was beginning to raise some concerns. She was seen by a pediatrician in Clarkston who ran some tests. That’s when it was discovered little Maddie was born with biliary atresia, a life threatening disease where ducts are not functioning in the liver. This causes the liver to ‘back-fill’ with bile and it begins to disintegrate.
The trio was sent to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane where more tests were performed. It was confirmed that Madison had biliary atresia along with heterotaxy (reversed organ placement) and polysplenia (multiple spleens). A surgery was performed to allow the liver to drain bile. The procedure, known as a Kasai, is only a temporary fix. There is still a possibility that Madison will need a liver transplant at some point in her life.
Currently Madison is loving being back at home with her big sister. She has regular checkups with her pediatrician in Clarkston and her specialists in Spokane. She is also on several long term medications. Just by looking at her, you would have no idea what this happy baby has been through.
Family and friends will be hosting a benefit dinner to help with the unexpected medical bills. We are very blessed to have Madison in our lives and want to extend a helping hand to Nate and Kelsie to keep little Maddie smiling!
If you would like to make donation for Madison, an account has been set up at the Cottonwood Credit Union. We are also accepting donation items for the live and silent auction for the Benefit Dinner on October 20th. Please contact Vikki Riener through a private FB message, or phone - (208) 507-0987 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an item you would like to donate.
Thank you for your support!