Save Baby Dallas

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Save Baby Dallas

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Save My Son: A Kidney for Baby Dallas

Dallas Charles Smoot was born July 27, 2016, in Covington, Louisiana. Since he was three days old, he has been fighting to live each day when he stopped urinating and had to be transferred to Tulane Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana for additional care. Dallas needs a kidney and over past 17 plus months, he has endured numerous surgeries to sustain his life until he receives a kidney. At Tulane, Dallas was not restrained and he pulled a dialysis line out of his neck at a week old. He sustained significant blood loss. His parents repeatedly asked for a transfer to other hospitals better equipped to handle pediatric kidney patients but were denied. Tulane continued to treat him through his first birthday.

After his first birthday, his parents decided to take him to Children’s Hospital New Orleans to see if they could offer him access to physicians and nurses with a wider range of care for infants and toddlers. November 2017, Children’s Hospital New Orleans began to advise his parents to allow Dallas to die. Their rationale was he had been through so many surgeries and numerous trips in ICU; there was nothing more they could do to get access for dialysis, as all of his veins were clotted by the previous hospitals treatments. His parents persisted and he received a dialysis line.

In January 2018, the dialysis line failed once again. Dallas was in ICU and the doctors at Children’s Hospital New Orleans were insisting his parents let him die. This time the hospital administrator said, no hospital in America would care for him because there was nothing left to do. The surgery he needed would kill him anyway. Dallas was still alert, vibrant, and fighting to live. Dallas’ mother contacted University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) at the suggestion of a friend. UNMC evaluated his case and agreed that the opportunity to live was still in Dallas’ future.

On January 22, 2018, Dallas and his mother took a medical flight from New Orleans, LA. to Omaha, NE. He had gone without dialysis for 14 days. His heart was enlarged and his lungs filled with fluid. Dallas received the lifesaving surgery that his mother was told would end his life, on January 25, 2018. He still has a long way to go before his body recovers from his previous care and he can receive a kidney transplant. In order to fully support baby Dallas, his mom has relocated to Nebraska leaving behind his older brother and sisters in Louisiana. UNMC, has informed the parents that Dallas will not be physically able to accept a new kidney for the next 6-12 months. During this time the family must maintain a residence in Louisiana and Nebraska, his father’s travel cost, and the financial impact of a kidney transplant. Any assistance you can provide to help Dallas in his fight to live is appreciated.

Save Baby Dallas

$550 of $20,000 raised
$

Provide the amount you wish to donate.

Personal Info

Terms

Donation Total: $50.00

Donations received will be paid to the family

Bantunium Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization part of the Bantunium Labs brand. Your donation may be tax deductible. Contact your accountant for details.