Help Heal Nathan's Broken Heart

For: Nathan Van Marcom (1-10-2014), son of Brenton & Katie Marcom
Organizer: Clint & Camber Jones
$3,360
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 52 donors
33% Complete

The Story

Nathan Van Marcom was born January 10 with a heart murmur.  In the first part of February, his father was laid off at work due to budget cuts.  The next day, Nathan's follow-up appointment revealed that he would need open heart surgery to repeair his tiny heart.  The surgeons will repair aortic hyperplasia and treat aortic valve stenosis by replacing his aortic valve with his pulmonic valve, which will then be replaced by a graft or artificial substitute.  Nathan will then require several days in the hospital to heal, and several repeat, revision surgeries over the coming years as he grows.

This page was created in response to many generous individuals that wanted a place to go to give money to Nathan and his family during this time of financial difficulty.

We kindly request your faith and prayers in behalf of Nathan, his doctors, and his family as he undergoes surgery tomorrow (2/17) and recovery over the following weeks.

If you desire, you may also share this link and check back for updates on Nathan's status and progress.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 18, 2014

Posted on March 18, 2014

A video of Nathan's journey has been posted on the photos and videos page, take a look! Thank you all for your love and support!

Posted on March 17, 2014

Posted on March 17, 2014

Dear Family, Friends, Supporters, and loving strangers,

Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 18th) our dear sweet Nathan will go in for yet another open heart surgery.  The second open heart surgery in just over a month. Nathan (and many members of his family) have spent just over half of his two month life in the Hospital at Duke Medical Center.  This time Nathan should have the Ross Procedure, which involves moving the Pulmonary valve to the Aortic Valve's Place and replacing the Pulonary valve with the valve of a cow, pig, or human cadaver.  This Procedure was the planned procedure a month ago during the first surgery, however due to the extensive repairs needed on the aorta and the aortic arch it had to be put off.  They are also planning to plicate his diaphragm on the right side where it is paralyzed.

Through this extremely difficult time Nathan's family has shown such courage, love, and espcially faith.  Your love, support, prayers, fasting, kind words, thoughts, letters, cards, gifts, and financial support have been a strength to them each and every day.  They continue to need our help and support as they prepare for just one more of many surgeries Nathan will need in his lifetime.  Every little bit helps! Thanks, again for all the generousity that has been and continues to be shown!

Posted on February 18, 2014

Posted on February 18, 2014

I cannot even describe to you what your generosity has meant to our family! Each of you mean so much to us and have helped to strengthen all of us at a very trying time. Your faith and prayers have and continue to make all the difference. Nathan's surgery went well, yesterday. While they were not able to do all they had planned during this surgery, they did make a lot of progress. I visited Nathan in the hospital, today. It is amazing the progress he has made in only one day. While he has a long road to recovery and many, many surgeries ahead, we know he has the strength and spirit to pull through. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We will continue to update you on his progress and plans for the future!

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