Ishpeming, Michigan – October 5, 2016 – Four-month-old Grayson Johnson fights for his life as he waits for a heart transplant at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the local community gathers to help his family with a benefit on Saturday, October 22nd from 4-7 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church in Ishpeming.
Baby Grayson was born 6 weeks early when his mother Katelin Johnson was diagnosed with HELLP Syndrome. After his birth, Grayson’s doctors diagnosed him with Critical Aortic Stenosis and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
This little fighter underwent several medical procedures including open heart surgery, and has been at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor since birth while he waits for a heart transplant. His mom, Katelin, took a leave of absence from work at 911 Central Dispatch as an emergency medical dispatcher to stay by her son’s side.
The Benefit for Grayson Johnson will help defray medical costs and everyday expenses being incurred by Katelin as she takes care of her son so far from home.
Benefit for Grayson Johnson
Saturday, October 22nd from 4-7 pm
Sloppy Joe Dinner $7 ($5 for ages 10 and under)
Wesley United Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock in Ishpeming
There will also be silent auctions, a bake sale, and t-shirts at the benefit. Monetary donations can be made at all FirstMerit Bank locations, Grayson Johnson Benevolent Fund.
You can follow Baby Grayson’s progress at Baby Grayson’s Heart Journey on Facebook.