He is a miracle baby and he needs your help. Here is his story as shared by his mother, Julie Lafferre.
"After nearly 8 years of trying [to concieve], multiple failed fertility treatments and medical programs, we started to believe having children was not in the cards for us. On Christmas day 2018, we were surprised to find out we were pregnant. It was one of the best days of our lives. At our 20-week anatomy ultra sound, we were told something was wrong with Ben’s heart.
"We were referred to Primary Children’s hospital to get a fetal echo-cardiogram. After the scan was completed, the cardiologist came into the room and told us on a scale of minor to quite severe heart conditions, Ben’s heart was quite severe. We were devastated and didn’t know what this meant.
"How could we have waited so long for our miracle just to learn he would have to face something so critical?
"We learned Ben has a pulmonary stenosis, a double outlet right ventricle, transposition of great arteries, an AV cancel defect, a left superior vena cava, and a smaller fifth chamber behind his left atrium. He was also diagnosed with Heterotaxy, a mis-arrangement of organs.
"Ben is our miracle baby with congenital heart disease. In his 3 and a half months of life, he has had three surgeries, three cath labs, two blood clots, and one experience on ECMO. He is a strong heart warrior. He has been through more trials in his few months of life than most go through in a lifetime and we are just beginning his heart journey. He will need several more heart surgeries to treat his condition.
"People often ask us how they can help. These experiences are quite stressful financially. We would greatly appreciate your assistance to help us cover the ever-mounting stack of medical bills."
To help the Lefferre Family, CLAS Ropes is offering a radically reduced Date Night Package for those who donate at least $10 to Baby Ben's GoFundMe (click here) account. With your donation to Baby Ben you can take your friend or sweetheart to our Ropes Course for only $20 per couple ($10 per person) to enjoy an hour on the Adventure Park and an hour on the Ziplineevery weekend between March 13 and April 11, 2020.
So, click below to book your Date Night at CLAS Ropes after you have donated at least $10 to Baby Ben's medical fund. We thank you and Baby Ben Thanks You!