Meet the Family – Skylar’s Story
Skylar first came to Any Baby Can in July of 2014 after being admitted to University Hospital. Skylar is diagnosed with Hypo Plastic Left Heart Syndrome. She had her first heart surgery when she was just 7 days old. Multiple surgeries later, Skylar continues to fight for her life and Any Baby Can is honored to be a safety net for the family.
Her family came from Laredo to receive care in San Antonio after her birth. Due to complications, Skylar’s mom had to make the difficult decision to move her entire family to San Antonio in order to receive the best care possible. This has proven to be a financial strain on the family. During Skylar’s hospital stay, Any Baby Can was able to assist with diapers, clothing, food, and personal care items for the family and Skylar.
In October of 2015, Skylar was in need of a specialized reclining car seat in order to accommodate her tracheostomy and G-tube. Any Baby Can was able to provide the much needed seat for Skylar.
Another added financial strain is that mom is unable to work due to Skylar’s round the clock care. This past August, Any Baby Can was able to provide the family with school supplies, groceries, safety items, rental assistance, payment of utilities, clothing, transportation and holiday giving assistance. The family has expressed much appreciation for the support they have received throughout the stages of Skylar’s life.
As you can see, Any Baby Can families are truly on a lifelong journey as they raise their children and youth who face special healthcare needs.
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