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Newborn Needs Life Saving Heart Surgery

The mother of a baby born with a heart defect is pleading for help raising money to get him to the United States for corrective surgery.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The mother of a baby born with a heart defect is pleading for help raising money to get him to the United States for a series of corrective surgeries.

Jared Higgs has their story.



Cameri Darling gets emotional as she talks about her newborn son who has been in hospital with a deformed heart since he was born on September 12th.

Ja’khari was born with a condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which affects blood flow to the heart. His 24-year-old mother found out after doctors in the NICU at Princess Margaret Hospital heard something unusual in his heartbeat.

Specialists saw Ja’khari at PMH where an echo was performed on his heart. That echo revealed several issues that will require multiple surgeries. A quote from a hospital in the United States came to $2 million. Darling simply doesn’t have that kind of money.

Our News interviewed Darling at her home.

She says Ja’khari, who remains hospitalized, is fighting to live, but she believes the needles, and tubes are causing him stress. Sadly, she isn’t able to bond with her child and her 5-year-old daughter hasn’t been able to see her little brother.

Darling was already warned by nurses that he may end up having a tough time fighting.

If you want to help to get Ja’khari to the United States for surgery, you can make a donation to the Royal Bank of Canada account of Cameri Darling, account number 057757360951, Prince Charles branch.

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