Rory was born a healthy baby boy, and the youngest of three for parents Brooke and Tyler. Just seven weeks later, Rory became very sick and was soon diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to heart failure if left untreated.
Brooke and Rory traveled two hours each way to Denver from their home in Wyoming every three-months for Rory’s treatments which included seemingly endless amounts of lab work, blood tests, and ultrasounds. Both parents took time off work, wanting to ensure they were both there for Rory when he need them most. This led to a loss of income and costly medical bills which put a strain on the whole family. The heavy travel schedule had an impact on Rory too, causing him to miss out on some critical growth experiences that has caused him to function at a lower level for his age.
In their time of need, Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation (RMCHF) paid utility bills and household expenses so Brooke and Tyler could focus completely on Rory without added stress. Today, because of the treatments he received, Rory is a thriving, healthy kid and his family is thankful for the support they received from RMCHF.
“Being introduced to Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation has helped tremendously. Being able to juggle medical bills has allowed us to survive and live with everything else.” – Brooke, Rory’s mom
Every day RMCHF receives requests on behalf of families like Rory’s, who are going through heart-breaking medical diagnoses or traumatic life-altering experiences. Each child’s illness, injury or birth condition is different, as is the support their family needs when the unthinkable happens. In the face of a family’s ever-changing needs, RMCHF provides consistent support to foster hopeful and healthy families.
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